Friday, June 21, 2013

XAVC to Final Cut Import Sony F55 F5 XAVC media to FCP X on Mac

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XAVC, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps).

XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format.XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. XAVC is produced by two CineAlta cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, which are not the preferred formats by Final Cut Pro 6/7 and Final Cut Pro X. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these XAVC videos.

However, the 4K XAVC footage is not supported by Final cut Pro 6/7/X for editing, so how to resolve it?

Method 1:
To be able to import Sony XAVC, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX media into Final Cut Pro X, you'll need to download and install the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple (PDZK-LT2) provided by Sony.

Method 2:
XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac, is a great Sony XAVC Converter for Mac which helps you to convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X on Mac.It is also designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Canon), as well as for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid, Adobe Premiere, and so on.

How to easily impot and edit Sony F55 XAVC videos in FCP?

Step 1: Add XAVC footage
You can click top left icons to load your XAVC video from Sony F55 to XAVC Converter for Mac. You can load individual videos by clicking "add videos", or load the entire folder by clicking "add from folder".

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Click the "Profile" option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (.mov) as output format.

Step 3: Convert and Import XAVC to FCP
Click "Convert" button at the right bottom corner to start Sony PWM-F55 XAVC to FCP Conversion. As the Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) has extremely high quality, please make sure you have enough space to store the generated ProRes 422 (HQ) MOV files.

What is Sony PMW-F5/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.
You also can learn more tips for XAVC Video Converter like XAVC to ProRes for FCP, or XAVC to iMovie.

1 comment:

  1. Converting 4k XAVC to FCP X with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is easily. The transcoding settings will allow you easily preset bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc. This program can also convert AVCHD, MXF, TiVo, EVO, etc.