"I have recorded some video clips with the Sony F55 professional camcorder, the files are stored in XAVC format and with the resolution of 4096 * 2160, the videos are perfect, however, it seems pretty hard to edit such high definition videos on Mac FCP 7 for I cannot even open the files in the Final Cut Pro 7. I was told that Final Cut Pro X supports the XAVC files, but I do not want to pay that much to update my FCP 7, so, can anyone offer some suggestion to help me import XAVC to FCP 7? Thanks in advance."
It seems XAVC--the latest high definition video format introduced by Sony--is not supported by FCP so far, so you will need to get the help of a professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. No worries, here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
XAVC Converter for Mac, a powerful Sony XAVC to FCP Converter software which is able to convert XAVC files to Prores, is not only a Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP X Converter, but also a various video format converter. With it, you can easily convert your footages in different formats to FCP 7 preferred formats smoothly. It also provides try-before-purchase service, click here to download a free trial version.
How to convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC media to ProRes 422 for FCP X
Step 1. Run the XAVC to FCP Converter
Install and launch the Sony XAVC to ProRes Converter for Mac, click "add videos" to load individual videos, or click "add from folder" to load the whole folder.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click "Format" preset and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)" as best video format for editing Sony XAVC in FCP X as well as good video quality.
Step 3. Start to convert XAVC to FCP 7
Finally, press Convert button to start transcoding XAVC files to ProRes MOV for FCP. a bar will show you the status of the conversion once you start the conversion. You can let the converter run on the background and when the conversion is done, you will be directed to open the folder where you saved the converted files, and then you can import them to FCP 7/6 to edit.
More about Sony PMW F55
Sony PMW-F55 is a professional-grade camera with an 8.9-megapixel 4K-enabled image sensor. It's equipped with an electronic global shutter, a 7-inch LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD native resolution, microSD and SxS PRO+ media slots, as well as still, PL, and FZ mount support. Its features include HD/2K/4K video onto internal SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output. With PMW-F55, you can record Full HD XAVC clips 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.
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