Jul 06

Sony PMW-F55 XAVC Files Final Cut Pro (FCP) X/7/6 Importing Tips

The Sony PMW-F55 is a camera engineered with cinematographers needs in mind for today and tomorrow, with planned firmware updates with more frame rates, more operating features and more recording options in the months and years to come.

The new Sony DSP gives you many recording options. The camera records to SXS cards internally at 50 Mbps 4:2:2 8-bit, records to the Sony HDCAM SR (SStP) format at 220 Mbps 4:2:2, with plans for 440 Mbps 4:4:4 compression coming sometimes after release. Additionally, the camera can record to the new XAVC codec, which offers intra-frame 100Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit performance. The F5 can record internally up to 60fps in XAVC HD or 2K, and up to 120fps with the planned update. Want to import Sony PMW-F55 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-F55 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-F55 4k/2K XAVC in FCP. You can easily achieve 4k to 4k, as well as 4k to 2k when converting Sony PMW-F55 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-F55 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.

1. Now please free download XAVC to ProRes Converter for converting Sony PMW-F55 xavc files, install and run it, you will see the main interface.

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2. Import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video to this Apple ProRes converter, and then choose output format for importing to Final Cut Pro X/7/6, click and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)

3. You can click settings button to adjust the output parameters before you convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to Apple ProRes for FCP, adjust the resolution and bitrate as you need.

4. Click convert button to start Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP ProRes conversion, this XAVC ProRes converter will convert Sony PMW-F55 video footages at a fast speed, when the conversion finished, you can import the converted Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footages to FCP X/7/6 for editing.

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