Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder is the first consumer 4K video camera from Sony. They’ve used the technology developed for their professional video cameras to create a compact, easy-to-operate 4K consumer model that’s designed to make 4K video and professional-quality audio available to the masses. The FDR-AX1′s powerful image processor is identical to the high-performance processors found in Sony’s professional video cameras. By incorporating an image processor that can handle 4K video at 60 fps into a consumer camcorder, everyone will be able to document important family moments, get creative with friends, record sporting events and capture the world around them in lifelike detail. The FDR-AX1′s native 3840 x 2160 4K resolution enables you to create movies with four times as much detail and quadruple the image quality of a Full HD 1080p camcorder. In order to provide 4K video recording in a consumer model, Sony designed the FDR-AX1 to support the XAVC-S 4K/HD recording format which is usually reserved for professional applications.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony FDR-AX1–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 FDR-AX1 XAVC S footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX1 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Convert and Import Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S 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 FDR-AX1 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. To convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S 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 Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
Step 3. Merge the Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S files.
can combine the XAVC S files together by checking the Sony FDR-AX1 files you want to mix in file list and click Merge.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S 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.
Tips: More editing features of the Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac:
1. Thumbnail – click “Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click “Option” to set the image format of screenshots.
2. Trim a section of the movie – click “Trim”, and input time point in start and end box.