Jul 06

How to transcode Sony PMW-F5 4K XAVC to FCP Apple ProRes?

“I’m trying to load in Sony PMW-F5 footage and it only sees one channel of audio (channel 1)? Why the Sony PMW-F5 wouldn’t be hearing the audio on channel 2?”

Sony PMW-F5 can record 4k, 2K and HD in up to 59.94p in XAVC. It is equipped with AES/EBU digital inputs for up to 4 channels of audio. Want to import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC MXF to FCP easily? This article provides an easy solution to convert XAVC to ProRes for FCP.

If you have large amount of 4K or 2K XAVC clips recorded by Sony PMW-F5 camcorder, the 4K/2K XAVC to ProRes conversion cannot be avoid. Conversion is easy with lots of options, such as the built-in Log and Transfer function with FCP X/7/6. However, the output quality, the video resolution, the frame rate and the conversion time are the really crucial points you care about. UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac is outstanding for solving the problems you really cares about before editing Sony PMW-F5 4k/2K XAVC in FCP. You can easily achieve 4k to 4k, as well as 4k to 2k when converting Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos to ProRes. Besides the frame rates you can select are from a widely range, including 23.976, 24, 35, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60.

Below is a simple tutorial to convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to ProRes 422 for FCP X/7/6. With the advanced HD XAVC encoding technology, the 4-steps conversion process is time-saving and easy-to-handle.

Step 1. Download XAVC files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony PMW-F5 camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the XAVC files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

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Step 2. Import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files

Run UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load XAVC videos from Sony PMW-F5 camera. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The Mac XAVC to FCP Converter will convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.

Step 4. Convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC video to Final Cut Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC to FCP Converter will start the conversion from Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.

After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without rendering for editing.

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