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 X. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these XAVC videos.
Final Cut Pro X is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not support MXF video format! 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 X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Lion, 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 XAVC Videos.
So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Download XAVC files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the XAVC files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import XAVC files to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC to FCP X ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load XAVC videos from Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro – Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac XAVC to FCP X Converter will convert XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.
Step 4. Convert XAVC video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro X
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC to FCP X Converter will start the conversion from Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.
1. If you would like to edit Sony XAVC with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert XAVC to HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.
2. If you want to convert XAVC to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows XAVC Video Converter.
2. This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac supports Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC cameras.