Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich color reproduction and greater clarity. The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 color. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 120 fps without cropping.
However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony F5–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 F5 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 F5 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony F5 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony F5 XAVC to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony F5 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony F5 XAVC 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 F5 XAVC footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony F5 XAVC files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony F5 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 F5 XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony F5 XAVC to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format. c. To convert Sony F5 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 F5 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 F5 XAVC files. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony F5 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.