Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as “Cinéma Vérité”-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial and corporate applications Sony’s PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or with the use of optional adapters to accept most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon. The camera can capture footage to optional on board XQD media cards in either UHD at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS. the camera can capture 4K (4096 x 2160) images and send the signal out over its SDI or HDMI connectors.
The Sony PXW-FS7 has won lots of attractions from videographers. The camcorder has an extremely efficient recording codec XAVC-I/XAVC-L, allowing for bit rates of 50Mbps. It also has the ability to simultaneously record 720p video while recording at higher resolutions. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L files in non-linear editing software like Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L Files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best workflow are listed below.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;
As far as I know the latest high definition XAVC-I/XAVC-L video format introduced by Sony is still not supported well by Final Cut Pro 6,Final Cut Pro 7,Final Cut Pro X. To edit Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage in FCP 6/7/X smoothly, a suggestion is to use UFUWare HD Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC-I/XAVC-L files to Apple ProRes, which is the most editable format supported by Final Cut Pro program.
Overall, it is the best XAVC video converter for Mac users. It offers optimized presets ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 6,Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. So you can fast transcode XAVC files from Sony PXW-FS7 to FCP with ease. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the Sony XAVC-I/XAVC-L Videos to ProRes conversion on Mac(Mountain Lion,Mavericks,Yosemite included).
How to Convert Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7/X
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original XAVC video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC converter will start transcode xavc from Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L to Prores MOV for FCP 6/7/X on Mac.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without problems.