Sony PXW-X180 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder features three 1/3″ Exmor CMOS sensors and a 25x Sony G zoom lens with 26mm wide angle. It records high-quality, 10-bit 1080p video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into a variety of broadcast and production workflows. Other key features include a 0.5″ OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording to SD cards, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter. The camcorder can be controlled wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet using the included wireless LAN module.
However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-X180–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-X180 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
Additional editing features of the Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac:
1. Combine files together- check the files you want to mix in file list and click Merge.
2. Deinterlace – click “Effect” button, find “Deinterlacing” box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3. Thumbnail – click “Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click “Option” to set the image format of screenshots.
4. Trim a section of the movie – click “Trim”, and input time point in start and end box.
How to Convert and Import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footages for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony PXW-X180 XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. To convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
d. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing PXW-X180 XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
Step 3. Adjust video and audio settings.
You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.