Summary: Final Cut Pro can’t read XAVC footage shot with a Sony XAVC camcorder, what to do? This post guides you through the process of making FCP X/7/6 open Sony XAVC clips.
XAVC is an open recording format that was introduced by Sony Inc, till now; two cameras support this format, Sony PMW-F5 and Sony PMW-F55. XAVC video format can keep footages in 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 fps.
After shooting some footage on the Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5, Sony FDR-AX1, Sony PXW-Z100, Sony FDR-AX100, etc, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7 or FCP X does not recognize the .XAVC videos. To make it easier for editing Sony XAVC videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac XAVC to FCP Converter. It can not only convert Sony XAVC videos to FCP 6/7/X, but also make iteasy for merge videos.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and transcode Sony XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6 /Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, OS X Yosemite, now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.
Step 1: Run UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as a professional Sony XAVC converter for FCP Converter and load Sony XAVC footage to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings （for advanced users).
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to transcode Sony XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X/7/6.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.