Hi guys! How can I smoothly import my Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC into FCP 7 for editing? Last weekend I took my wife and little son to go to the playground for playing, we had a good time there. We play a lot of entertainment, and I found he was very happy when we sit on Ferris wheel and Carousel, during the play, I also use my new Sony PXW-FS5 shoot some 4K videos for my son. In order to view the 4K video better, I need to edit my Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC in FCP 7. However, when I import them into FCP 7 ready to edit, I found I can’t preview my videos, let alone to edit. Is there a good method to help me solve the problem?
Sony has released a professional-grade 4K camcorder several days ago, the camera is first equipped with Super 35mm size sensor in the world, and built-in electronic variable ND filter of the camera. It can shoot 100Mbps 4K videos by using Sony’s advanced XAVC (Long GOP) recording system. So many people or who are responsible for shooting commercials and video production professionals prefer to choose this powerful camcorder. If you need a fast turnaround, switch to 1080P recording at up to 60p XAVC 10bit 4:2:2 50Mbps. The FS5 has the flexibility to suit how you need to work, today and tomorrow. Dose the Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) have the ability to edit 4K XAVC video?
In today’s working life, to get better video effect, many people like to import their 4K footage into some popular editing software including FCP X/7/6, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro. However, as we know FCP 7/6 doesn’t support XAVC format, although the newest FCP X claimed to be able to support 4K XAVC format, you also need to install the new format into FCP. Even so, when you import your Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC into FCP X on Mac, you may find you can’t play your 4K video in preview window, and it takes a long time to render. So in order to play your Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC files in FCP X/7/6 at any time and without rendering, you need to convert your 4K XAVC into FCP best supported format – Apple ProRes. Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is the best choice to help you convert 4K XAVC to Prores without any video quality loss on Mac. Below are detailed steps on how to convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to FCP ProRes video.
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How to transcode Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to Apple ProRes on Mac?
Step1: Lunch the best Sony 4K to FCP Converter on Mac, click “Add files” to load your original 4k footage, or directly drag them into the program.
Step2: Open the “Format” bar, then choose Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov), it is no doubt could be your best choice.
Step3: If you have finished above steps, we can click “Convert” icon to make our work started. The conversion on Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to ProRes for FCP could be completed soon.
Step4: Finally, click “Open” to get the converted files, and import them into FCP for further editing. You may find with the powerful XAVC to ProRes Converter, you can easily transfer your 4K XAVC footage to FCP for professional workflow. Please enjoy it.