XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). On April 7, 2013, Sony announced that it had expanded XAVC to the consumer market with the release of XAVC-S. XAVC-S supports resolutions up to 3840 × 2160, uses MP4 as the container format, and uses either AAC or LPCM for the audio.
Since Apple ProRes 422 was introduced as the video codec for Final Cut Studio to edit full-frame, 10-bit and HD videos, I would like to convert XAVC/XAVC-S to ProRes 422 Quicktime or Remux XAVC/XAVC-S to Quicktime for editing in Final Cut Pro. After google search, I find UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as choices, which can convert Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac with best quality.
Below is the fast guide for you to get convert XAVC/XAVC-S video to Apple ProRes 422 videos for Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Upload XAVC/XAVC-S files to UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac.
Connect camcorder to iMac/MacBook Pro via USB cable, run UFUSoft XAVC/XAVC-S Converter for Mac as the best XAVC to FCP ProRes converter. Click the “Add” button to upload the XAVC (*.mp4 or *.mxf) files from camcorder to Mac application. Alternatively, you can also browse the videos on Mac for conversion.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro.
Click the “Format” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
Actually, there are many options for you to choose. According to the Apple ProRes white paper, Apple ProRes 4444 is the highest quality in the ProRes group, but also demands high computer configuration. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) offers the best quality in ProRes 422 group. Apple ProRes 422 offers lower data rate than Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), and Apple ProRes 422 (LQ) is perfect for digital broadcast environments, while Apple ProRes 422 (LT) is for offline editing.
Step 3. Convert XAVC/XAVC-S video to MOV with ProRes 422 for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac XAVC/XAVC-S to ProRes 422 QuickTime converter will start converting XAVC/XAVC-S videos to ProRes 422, so that you can edit highest quality videos in Final Cut Pro.
Hope you enjoy the best way to convert home videos XAVC/XAVC-S to ProRes 422 QuickTime for FCP.
The output profiles under the Final Cut Pro group in UFUSoft XAVC/XAVC-S Converter for Mac only works properly when you have Final Cut Pro or say Final Cut Studio installed on your Apple computer. For example, the DVCPro HD 1080p25 (*.mov) profile only works in perfect video and audio sync on computers with FCP.