Sony’s PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder is about the same size as a conventional 1/3″ professional compact camcorder, but it features a 1″ type sensor, which is larger than a super-16 sized sensor and more than eight times the size of a 1/3″ sensor. The larger Exmor R sensor size provides for more cinematic appearing depth of field than a 1/3″ sensor is capable of and features a back-side illuminated design for improved low light performance. It features an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with a manual lens ring for zoom/focus control, and a three level switchable ND filter. The top handle incorporates two 3-pin XLR inputs for recording audio from XLR microphones. The camera records HD video using the XAVC Long-GOP codec with 4:2:2, 10-bit color sampling at 50 Mb/second, providing footage with a high data rate that is suitable for broadcast applications.
However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-X70–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-X70 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-X70 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, 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-X70 XAVC footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony PXW-X70 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 PXW-X70 XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing PXW-X70 XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
d. To convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. Start Converting Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-X70 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.
Additional editing features of the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac:
1. Combine files together- check the files you want to mix in file list and click Merge.
2. Deinterlace – click “Effect” button, find “Deinterlacing” box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.