“I love shooting with my new Sony PMW-F55 camcorder. But the 4K footage by Sony are XAVC format. I can’t import and edit them with Final Cut Pro 7 on my Mac. Could some tell me the steps for editing Sony 4K XAVC with Final Cut Pro.”
HD 4K XAVC footage is not supported by most versions of FCP like FCP 5/6/7. Well to edit Sony XAVC with Final Cut Pro, the most efficient way could be converting 4K XAVC footage to FCP supported format with a XAVC converting software.
To convert XAVC to FCP, I recommend you UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac, a professional tool which lets you convert recording 4K XAVC by Sony PMW-F5/F55 to MOV, ProRes, etc with 2 or 3 clicks. Then you can easily import 4K XAVC to Final Cut Pro 5/6/7/X for editing on Mac. Download, install it on your computer and have a try.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;
Simple steps about how to edit 4K Sony XAVC with FCP smoothly
Step 1: Import XAVC files
Running the software XAVC Video Converter, then click “Add Files” button to find and load Sony 4K XAVC video files for importing in the main interface of the software.
Step 2: Choose FCP supported format
Click “Profile” and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov), etc which are supported by Final Cut Pro as output format.
Tips: You can click merge, trim, split or edit button to edit DVD movies if you need.
Step 3: Convert XAVC to Final Cut Pro for editing
Finally, click “Convert” button to start XAVC to FCP format conversion. After converting, you can click “Open folder” to get the generated file format for importing and editing Sony 4K XAVC with Final Cut Pro.
This product also applies to:
Convert Sony XAVC to other video format like converting XAVC to MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, DV, RM, RMVB, 3GP, VOB, MPEG, MPG, etc.
Extract audio from 4K XAVC files and save as AC3, WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, OGG, etc.
Import XAVC to other editing software such as Final Cut Express, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, etc.
Play XAVC with portable devices like iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPad Mini 3,iPad Air 2 ,the new iPad, Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/A3/A5, Kindle Fire, etc.