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  • Video not showing on MXF clip dropped into timeline

     Jeremy Garchow updated 3 months ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Scott Herriott

    March 28, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Hello there…

    I’m running FCPX 10.4.6 on my IMac which is running Mojave 10.14.6.

    I dropped a 20 GB MXF file that is barely over a minute long into my timeline that supposedly has both video and audio.

    No video is showing.

    When I click on the info icon it shows nothing for video roles but indicates audio roles.

    Is it actually possible for a minute long MXF clip that is 20GB to be ONLY audio?!

    Thanks in advance,


  • Eric Santiago

    March 28, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Where did the clip originate from?
    You possibly don’t have the right codecs to support it.

    Get the name of the camera and convert using AME or whatever that camera software offers.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    March 28, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    What Eric says. Most likely, this is a raw codec from wither a Sony or Arri camera. If it’s RAW, it most likely will need to be converted before importing to FCPX.

  • Scott Herriott

    March 28, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Jeremy (and Eric), thanks for the quick responses.

    Any particular converter you recommend.? I’m not actually editing anything in FCPX…I just need to see the footage for time code info for my colorist.

    Thanks again,


  • Eric Santiago

    March 30, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Adobe AME, iSkySoft, and Resolve.

    AME adds timecode as an image overlay.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    March 30, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    I would say Resolve. It’s free and will do what you need.

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