The Sony XDCAM PMW-500 is Sony Professional’s first XDCAM HD 422 Camcorder with solid state recording. It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Uniquely, it can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models. Though it is professional on capturing videos, but many users met the importing problem while trying to edit Sony PMW-500 MXF footages in Avid Media Composer or Davinci Resolve on Mac.

You can use such a great camcorder to record family videos; but if you want to play/edit Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF recording in Avid or Davinci Resolve, the best workflow is to encode MXF to Avid/Davinci Resolve friendly video codec, such as DNxHD MOV.

To accomplish this goal, the powerful UFUWare Mac Sony MXF to Avid/Davinci Resolve Converter is recommended to help encode Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF to DNxHD so that you can edit them smoothly in Avid/Davinci Resolve, 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-500 MXF footage to DNxHD codec for Avid/Davinci Resolve editing, but also support simple video editing functions. UFUWare MXF Converter can encode MXF videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like Sony, Canon and Panasonic) for editing in Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Step 1. Import Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF footage.

Launch the Sony MXF to Avid/Davinci Resolve Converter, and click the “Add Video” button to load Sony XDCAM PMW-500 .mxf footage for converting to DNxHD MOV.

Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Select native format for Avid and Davinci Resolve.

Click on the “Profile” bar, select “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format from dropdown menu list. DNxHD MOV is native codec for Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve.

Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF to DNxHD MOV

Step 3. Custom video and audio prarmeters

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

set video/audio parameters

Step 4. Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF to DNxHD MOV.

Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony XDCAM PMW-500 MXF footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid/Davinci Resolve on Mac with high quality and fast speed.

After the Sony PMW-500 MXF to DNxHD conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button in the main interface to locate the generated DNxHD .mov files, then import the converted video files to Avid Media Composer or Davinci Resolve for easy and smooth editing.