Tutorial on XAVC (S) to ProRes Conversion

A simple guide to learn you convert XAVC, XAVC S to ProRes maintaining the original quality. 

Trancoding XAVC or XAVC S to ProRes is not a fresh topic. There are still many guys are hunting for tips and tricks to convert XAVC (S) to ProRes codec. In this article, we wanna bring you a fast and lossless conversion.

So, the point here is why we need to convert XAVC/XAVC S files from PMW-F5, F55, FS5, PXW-Z100, FDR-AX100, FDR-AX1, Sony RX10 III to ProRes?

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 XAVC/XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, the easy workaround is to transcode XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended utility to fulfill the task. This video converter for Mac can be used as the best XAVC/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. To convert XAVC, XAVC S to ProRes on Windows, try Brorsoft Video Converter.

Converting XAVC (S) to Apple ProRes Losslessly

Step 1. Load XAVC or XAVC S files

Launch the XAVC to ProRes converter. You can directly drag and drop the xavc, xavc s files to the software, or click “Add” button to locate the source files.

Step 2. Choose ProRes profile

Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for Final Cut Pro or Davinci Resolve.

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 your NLEs.

Step 3. Start 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. After the conversion, click Open to get the resulted videos. You will be satisfied with its quality.

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