Guide on Editing Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC in Final Cut Pro

This article will teach you how to import Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for editing.

The PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM camcorder from Sony can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG HD at 4:2:2. After getting some 4K material from Sony PXW-Z90V, you will research possible workflows for XAVC to Final Cut Pro, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC-L footage. In this article, we will outline how to import Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC to Final Cut Pro (FCP X or FCP 7/6).

As a matter of fact, with the help of Sony PDZK-LT2 plugin, Apple Final Cut Pro can afford XAVC files. But it’s limited to Final Cut Pro X 10.0.x with the Sony PDZK-LT2 plugin. For the older version of FCP users, there’s no luck even with the plugin installed. To enable the PXW-Z90V owners have smooth editing work with the XAVC clips in FCP, we suggest you to transcode XAVC from Sony PXW-Z90V to a more “edit” friendly codec. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the big help.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC footage shot from Sony PXW-Z90V for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro(6/7/X), Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. If you are a PC user and also want to get a ProRes codec on Windows computer, then pls turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter Windows version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Convert Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC to ProRes for FCP

Step One: Launch the program and click “Add ” button to import the Sony Z90V XAVC MXF files to program. Batch conversion is supported.

Step Two: Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the output format.

Tip: Before conversion, you can go to “Settings” page to adjust the parameters including output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step Three: Tap “Convert” button, the Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC l MXF to ProRes conversion will start immediately.

After conversion, you can go to “Open” panel to find the ProRes .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP 7/X.

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