The Sony PDW-850 XDCAM Camera equipped with the latest Power HAD FX CCD sensors and records HD and SD formats including MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps on to ready-to-archive and robust Professional Disc media with a high sensitivity of F12 at 50i and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 62dB. It records MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps or MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps. SD formats include MPEG IMX 50 Mbps and DVCAM 25 Mbps. Sony PDW-850 records the most popular broadcast MXF formats.
MXF is a self-contained format which is unacceptable to many editing software like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere etc. As the Mac users, you may wonder how to edit Sony PDW-850 MXF in fcp x. To solve the incompatible problem, you need a Mac MXF Converter to transform your MXF recordings from Sony PDW-850 to the formats that supported by Apple Fine Cut Pro X. Here I highly recommend UFUWare MXF Converter. It is the most professional and easy-to-use MXF to FCP X Converter, which can convert your MXF files to fcp x compatible formats with the 6X faster conversion speed and best output quality on Mac. Also it offers you other functions like convert MXF to 3D video, define video/audio parameters, add video watermark, etc. Download this MXF converter here:
How to convert Sony PDW-850 MXF to ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac?
Step 1. Install and Run the Sony PDW-850 MXF to FCP X Converter, and click the "Add Video" button to load MXF videos from Sony PDW-850 for conversion.
Step 2. Click "Profile" option, select "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for FCP X.
Tip: Click "Settings" button to customize video and audio parameters such as video codec, audio codec, frame rate, bit rate, video size, audio channels etc.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to convert Sony PMW-850 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac.
After the Sony MXF to ProRes conversion finished, just click "Open Folder" button to get the converted video files. Now you can run Final Cut Pro and import the converted PDW-850 MXF videos for further editing.