Sep 23

Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to FCP/Premiere/Avid/FCE/iMovie Converter Tips

The Sony PXW-X200 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder is the successor to Sony’s PMW-200, featuring three 1/2″ Exmor CMOS sensors with higher sensitivity and improved signal-to-noise ratio. It records up to 1080p60 video using the efficient XAVC Intra and Long GOP codecs with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling. To fit into existing workflows, MPEG HD422, HD420, and DV recording options are available. The camcorder is equipped with a 17x Fujinon zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 29.3-498.7mm. The lens has independent focus, zoom, and iris control rings with hard stops, offering full manual control.

However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-X200–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-X200 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-X200 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.

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This software can export Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PXW-X200 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 PXW-X200 XAVC footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?

Step 1. Load Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files. Install and launch the Sony XAVC Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony PXW-X200 XAVC footages for converting.

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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-X200 XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video convert XAVC or XAVC files

b. To convert Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.

c. To convert Sony PXW-X200 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-X200 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-X200 XAVC files

As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-X200 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.

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