Edit Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC in FCP X/7/6

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Edit Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC in FCP X/7/6

September 17, 2015 Final Cut Pro X 4
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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.

Edit Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC in FCP X/7/6

Step2: Open the “Format” bar, then choose Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov), it is no doubt could be your best choice.

Sony PXW-FS5 FCP | Convert FS5 4K XAVC to FCP X/7/6 ProRes

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.

4 Responses

  1. Yohannes says:

    I was very happy to be able to buy such a good HD video conversion program, after converting Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to ProRes with the Acrok software help, now I can edit Sony 4K XAVC in FCP smoothly without any issue. Except, I found if I just need some simple editing like add some watermark and subtitle on my XAVC video, I can directly use the converter to finish and won’t switch to professional video editing program.

  2. Richard Evers says:

    I tried Acrok HD video converter for Mac from this article now I have purchased the full version, this APP works perfectly, I can easily convert Sony FS5 XAVC to FCP X Apple ProRes codec on Mac, and now I don’t need to worry about the importing and editing issue, it is definitely the software I need.

  3. ralph chatillon says:

    Hey, it is very nice for me to own this 4K XAVC Converter, because with it, it makes me work easily and simple. I won’t worried about have no idea on editing Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC in FCP X. What’s more, the product service is very good. Whenever I meet some question, they are very nice to help me solve at anytime.

  4. Wayne Herbert says:

    This Sony 4K to FCP converter is a great software that has so many optimized output formats, I can easily transcode Sony FS5 4K to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 MOV format, what’s more, it has formats for Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro, it has solved my editing issue with simple method, it is worth the money, just try it if you have the same need like me.

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