Sony PXW-X180 FCP X,Convert X180 XAVC/AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X

The Sony PXW-X180 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder features three 1/3″ Exmor CMOS sensors and a 25x Sony G zoom lens with 26mm wide angle. It records high-quality, 10-bit 1080p video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into a variety of broadcast and production workflows. Other key features include a 0.5″ OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording to SD cards, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter. The camcorder can be controlled wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet using the included wireless LAN module.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges XAVC/AVCHD files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Sony XAVC/AVCHD videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .XAVC/AVCHD files from Sony PXW-X180 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .XAVC/AVCHD videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting XAVC/AVCHD videos from XAVC/AVCHD to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony XAVC/AVCHD converter starts converting Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the XAVC/AVCHD files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the XAVC/AVCHD files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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