The Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder offers broadcast-quality 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 recording at 1920 x 1080 in a very compact form factor. Even loaded with an SxS card and the packaged Li-ion battery, the PMW-100 weighs slightly less than 4 lb. That’s a crucial benefit for any mobile documentarian or newsgatherer who’s operating handheld over the course of long days to cover events & news stories, conduct on-the-spot interviews, and capture video for just about any other professional task.

Sony PMW-100 can record MXF video, you may have recorded many vivid clips when you travel. MXF format is not a widely used video format, so edit Sony PMW-100 MXF on Mac software like FCP 6/7/X, iMovie is not so easy. Many Sony PMW-100 users have encountered problems when import Sony PMW-100 XDCAM MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCP doesn’t support load Sony PMW-100 MXF footages for editing directly, the main reason is the MXF video format and codec not well supported. To edit Sony PMW-100 video in FCP 6/7/X smoothly without any problems, the best way is to convert Sony PMW-100 MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format, Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format. Once you transcode Sony PMW-100 MXF to Apple ProRes 422, you can import and edit Sony PMW-100 MXF in FCP without problem or rendering.

Convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM MXF videos to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing

Step 1. Free download and install the Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X Converter for Mac

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Step 2. Launch the Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X Converter, and click the “Add Video” button to load Sony XDCAM PMW-100 .mxf videos for converting to Apple ProRes.

Sony XDCAM PMW-100 MXF to FCP X Converter

Step 3. Click on “Profile” and you will get a dropdown menu, then select “Final cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format for FCP X. For editing Sony PMW-100 MXF videos in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 smoothly, you need to choose Apple ProRes MOV as output format.

Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-100 MXF to Apple ProRes

Step 4. If necessary, click “Settings” to set 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 5. Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony XDCAM PMW-100 MXF videos to Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7/X on Mac.

After conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button to find the generated files. Now, you can import Sony XDCAM PMW-100 MXF to FCP 6/7/X easily, and edit Sony XDCAM MXF videos in FCP X without rendering and any problem.