4647 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 5:54 AM by kskelton
I'm experiencing a similar frustration.
We've started using a new Flash drive recorder (Convergent Designs), which records media in MXF format. VLC plays back the video flawlessly, however when I import into FCP, only 30sec of the original video appears or 350MB of the original 3.5GB file approx. 10% of the original content.
I also get an error from FCP, noting that the video is not optimized from for FCP? I'm wondering if there is any third party software that can convert MXF files to a more compatible QuickTime standard.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
which records media in MXF format
Only if thats what you chose to record it as ... it also supports recording in MOV, .MPG, and .M2V file formats. You would probably want to record as .MOV if your target is to edit in FCP.
If you are determined for whatever reason to record as MXF then you should check out MXF4Mac's MXF Import : http://mxf4mac.com/mxf-import
Thanks Tom/Andy for your replies.
I wasn't aware that the Convergent Design recorder was capable of multiple recording formats. The footage was provided to me from our Engineering dept., I assumed that they would have selected a mutually compatible recording format.
I did find a reasonably priced converter. Thanks again.