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Sony Announces the Cinemon mp4 Work Accelerator


Using an XDCam EX camcorder with Final Cut has involved the somewhat time-consuming task of file conversion during transfer. But Sony is announcing a plug-in that promises to make this easier.

Sony’s website says “Product details coming soon,” but has a free 60-day trial dowload now.

The Cinemon mp4 Work Accelerator lists these features:

  • Native Playback of XDCAM EX profiles in Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Ability to playback XDCAM EX files directly from SxS cards
  • Ability to playback XDCAM EX files in QuickTime (still requires FCP to be installed on machine)
  • Drag and Drop or File Import of XDCAM EX files directly to Final Cut Pro
  • Support for Quicklook viewing of XDCAM EX files in finder
  • Render output for MOV using Final Cut Pro render engine
  • MXF rendering using XDCAM Transfer tool



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