Learn a workflow to import and edit Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.
Got some XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX100. However, the codec purpose is to allow high end Sony cameras to be able to record 4K, not to be an editable format. As it happens with H.264, XAVC and XAVC-S are not for editing, are for delivery. In this case, Sony’s XAVC & XAVC S(in .mxf or .mp4 format) are the previous step before edit / compose any sequence of pro video. To edit Sony AX100 XAVC S files in FCP, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to ProRes, an editable format for Final Cut Pro.
Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac can help you out. This video converter for Mac can be used as the best XAVC S converter under Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included). Applying it, you can easily transcode (4K) XAVC, XAVC S to ProRes 422, ProRes HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 7, FCP X with least quality loss. In addition, it also allows you to encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and various non-linear editing systems (NLE) for smoothly importing and editing.
Converting Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Load XAVC S files
Launch the XAVC S to ProRes converter. You can directly drag and drop the Sony AX100 XAVC S files to the software, or click “Add” button to locate the source files.
Step 2. Choose Final Cut Pro Profile
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 7 and FCP X on Mac.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
Step 3. Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, it will start to convert XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to Final Cut Pro X/7 freely.
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