Tips to Convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to MOV for Final Cut Pro X

The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec and features pixels that are approximately 1.6x larger than the previous model for enhanced performance in all conditions, particularly low-light scenarios. The camcorder also features Sony’s Balance Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help produce smooth and stable footage throughout the zoom range. Further enhancements include improved autofocus speed and accuracy, a lower-noise built-in microphone, and a high-speed 1080p 120 fps recording mode to create high-resolution slow-motion content.

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 FDR-AX53 XAVC S Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges XAVC S 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 FDR-AX53 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

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

After transferring .XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX53 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .XAVC S 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 S videos from XAVC S 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 FDR-AX53 XAVC S files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony XAVC S converter starts converting Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the XAVC S files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the XAVC S 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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