The latest high definition 4K XAVC S video format from Sony FDR-X1000V is still not supported well by FCP X so far. If you want to edit Sony X1000V 4K XAVC S files in FCP X, a wise solution is to convert X1000V 4K XAVC S files to FCP X best accepted ProRes for editing and using flawlessly.
The Sony FDR-X1000V is a true 4K Action Camcorder that is ideal for capturing fast moving action at close quarters. It is also splashproof and shockproof, with a supplied 10m underwater housing. With its Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, you can go just about anywhere, prove you are there in glorious 4K quality and share your experiences with your online friends wherever they are in the world.
Maybe you have recorded some footages by Sony FDR-X1000V and you are wondering how to import it recorded XAVC S files to FCP X for editing natively on Mac. As we know, Sony FDR-X1000V recordings are in XAVC S or MP4 format and XAVC S codec is not well supported by Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac. You may encounter importing problems, or can’t edit Sony FDR-X1000V in FCP X/7/6 smoothly, besides, it will take a long time to render.
At present XAVC S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Final Cut Pro. Apple does not respond on the issues and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XAVC S will be natively supported by FCP (X). In this case, to smoothly edit FDR-X1000V 4K XAVC S files in FCP X, the easy workaround is to convert Sony X1000V XAVC S to ProRes MOV which is the best codec with best results when working with Final Cut Pro. For this purpose, considering the easy of use and lossless quality, UFUWare HD Converter for Mac is highly recommended. With it, you don’t need to render again and it saves your time.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10,10.11;
How to edit FDR-X1000V 4K XAVC S files in FCP X?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your 4K XAVC S files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format.
Tips: Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit Sony FDR-X1000V 4K XAVC S files in FCP X without any hassles.