The component is the first file-based solution to enable broadcasters to transfer The Material eXchange Format (MXF) as a SMPTE standard directly from Sony XDCAM Professional Disc production systems into Final Cut Pro 5 for native IMX editing, the company said.
The Flip4Mac MXF Import Component allows Mac users to browse and import MXF content from Sony XDCAM systems for access to either DV or MPEG IMX media. Sony systems supported include the XDCAM Camcorder, PDW-1500 Compact Deck, and eVTR IMX MPEG video tape recorder. Content is automatically transferred to the Mac, then re-wrapped to a .mov file for Final Cut Pro editing.
The product supports either DV or MPEG IMX media and produces a .MOV file that can be used for editing in supported Macintosh editing systems. File transfer is performed over a 10/100/1000 Base T connection.
The Flip4Mac MXF Import Component is currently available for US$495.00.