The powerful, affordable Sony XDCAM PMW-320 is equipped with the cutting-edge imaging technology of Exmor full-HD CMOS sensors and uses SxS memory cards as the recording media. Exceptionally low power consumption makes it environmentally friendly. The Sony PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode and 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM recording.

You can use such a great camcorder to record family videos; but if you want to play/edit Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF recording in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, the best workflow is to encode MXF to FCP 6/7/X friendly video codec, such as ProRes 422 MOV.To accomplish this goal, the powerful UFUWare Mac Sony MXF to FCP X Converter is recommended to help encode Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF to Apple ProRes so that you can edit them smoothly in FCP 6/7/X, as well as encoding the edited video back to normal mov files for sharing with friends. The UFUWare Mac MXF Converter, which can not only encode Sony PMW-320 MXF clips to Apple ProRes codec for FCP 6/7/X editing, but also support simple video editing functions. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Step 1. Import Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF clips.

Launch the Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X Converter, and click the “Add Video” button to load Sony XDCAM PMW-320 .mxf clips for converting to Apple ProRes.

Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Select native format for Final Cut Pro.

Click on the “Profile” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with Final Cut Pro. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422.

Tip : If you want the files to be in a smaller size, you can follow “Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)” option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov)”.

Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF to Apple ProRes

Step 3. Custom video and audio prarmeters

Click “Settings” to customize audio and video parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, audio channels as you like.

set video/audio parameters

Step 4. Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF to Apple ProRes.

Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony XDCAM PMW-320 MXF clips to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac.

After conversion, click “Open Folder” button in the main interface to find the converted video. Launch FCP 6/7 or FCP X, and go to “File > Import > Files…” to import converted Sony XDCAM MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with easy and smooth editing.