Can’t import Sony HDR-AS200V XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X for editing? Simply follow the easy workaround to fix.
The versatile Sony AS200V Full HD Action Cam is designed to go wherever you do – whether on a mountain expedition or just for a walk in the park. Video is recorded to a separately available microSD card, with the option for MP4 and professional XAVC S compression. The higher bitrate compression of XAVC S means in this setting the camera records 50 Mb/s. If you have tried to import the recorded XAVC S videos from Sony AS200V to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing, you may find the XAVC S footage cannot be recognized. You may have tried the Log and Transfer, but still failed. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.
Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to FCP for editing. But XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported, including FCP 6/7 and even the latest FCP X. Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by FCP 7 or FCP X. To edit Sony AS200V XAVC S footage in FCP 7 or FCP X smoothly, a suggestion is to use UFUWare HD Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC S to ProRes, which is a friendly format supported by FCP.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10,10.11;
With the UFUWare program, you can effortlessly transcode Sony AS200V XAVC S files to Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6 or FCP 7). The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Click the Download button below to get the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import Sony AS200V XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro without any troubles.
Transcode Sony AS200V XAVC S to ProRes for editing in FCP 7/X
Step 1: Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click “Add Video” 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.
Step 2: Hit the “Profile” bar and move mouse cursor to the “Editing Software” category and click “ProRes” to set as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of XAVC S files and seamlessly fit FCP 7, FCP X and FCP 6.
Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting AS200V XAVC S to Prores MOV for FCP 7/X on Mac.
After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony AS200V video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.