Have you encountered the same problem that you can not import 4K video into FCP smoothly yet? I’m a teacher, on the new semester, in order to make my new students to familiarize themselves with each other as quickly as possible, I organized my students a new term fall camp, during the camp, we not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, but also play game and have a an open-air barbecue, I deliberately use my Sony PXW-FS7 to shoot some picture and videos to commemorate this memorable fall camp. Now, to better play these video in front of my students in the classroom, I need to edit my Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC in FCP, as far as I know FCP doesn’t support XAVC format? Please help me, thanks!
Sony PXW-FS7 has been released recently, which attracted a lot of photographers. It carried on Sony’s Super 35 Exmor® CMOS Sensor the first time allowed you to capture images cinematic depth of filed. Sony PXW-FS7 support shoot 4K video with (3840 x 2160) resolution and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording, you can enjoy the whole shooting with the high quality images and videos if you are on go. Long-form projects shine with Sony’s XAVC-L recording system, in UHD you have your choice of two different codecs, 10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I or 8-bit 4:2:0 XAVC-L.
As we know, although the newest FCP X is compatible with XAVC format, but you can’t edit your Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC directly yet. Besides, XAVC format is not supported by FCP 7 and FCP 6 completely, so all in all, to smoothly import Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC files to FCP X/7/6, you’d better to transcode XAVC to FCP totally best editable format. From the FCP website, we can know the best FCP supported format is Apple ProRes 422, so the best workaround is to rewrap and convert Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC into ProRes by a third-party software. Here Sony PXW-FS7 video converter is a best tool to help you successfully complete the XAVC to FCP work. Besides, with the powerful XAVC to ProRes Converter, it not only can help you ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X/7/6, but also can convert all your XAVC footage to other editing software with its best supported format.
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Guide: How to import Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC into FCP X/7/6 for editing?
Step 1: Load 4K XAVC video to the program
Install and run the Sony PXW-FS7 Video Converter and click “Add files” button to upload files you want to add. If you want to join several 4K XAVC footage together, you can click “Settings” button then check the “Merge into one file” box to complete the work.
Step 2: Select FCP preferred format
Click “Format” pull down list to choose “Final Cut Pro” and “Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)” as the output file format
Step 4: Start XAVC to FCP conversion
When you have finished above steps, just tap “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to finish XAVC to Prores conversion for using in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 5).
After the conversion, click “Open” to find out the converted videos and you will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit XAVC recordings in FCP without any problem.
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