The PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD Camcorder from Sony is designed to meet the demands of field video productions and professional studio applications. It is Sony’s first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the low-light capabilities of three, 1/2″ Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors with the broadcast-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 codec. The camcorder features the same rugged metal construction, interchangeable EX lens mount, and 14x Fujinon HD lens as the PMW-EX3, but introduces advanced signal processing technology for low-noise and clearer images. The PMW-300K1 also features a 3.5″ 960 x 540 LCD viewfinder, built-in ND filters, and 8 assignable function buttons.

You can use such a great camcorder to record family videos; but if you want to play/edit Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 MXF recording in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, the best workflow is to convert MXF to FCP 6/7/X native 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 convert Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 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 convert Sony PMW-300K1 MXF videos 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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How to transfer Sony PMW-300K1 XDCAM MXF files to FCP X for editing?

Step 1. Import Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 MXF videos.

Launch the Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X Converter, and click the “Add Video” button to load Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 .mxf videos for converting to Apple ProRes.

Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 MXF to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Select Apple ProRes as output format.

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-300K1 MXF to Apple ProRes

Step 3. Set video and audio prarmeters

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.

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Step 4. Convert Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 MXF to Apple ProRes.

Click the “Convert” button, and the Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X Converter will convert Sony XDCAM PMW-300K1 MXF videos 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 videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with easy and smooth editing.