Summary: Have no idea of importing Sony WX500 XAVC S to FCP X for advanced editing? This post intends to elaborate how to convert XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec for working in FCP X with optimal performance.
Sony WX500 is a brilliant camera! Many videographers love it as a great all around tool. But, is there a way that allows easy convert WX500 recorded XAVC S files to FCP X best supported format for using, without having to use or open Sony’s lousy Content Browser or other complex plug-ins? I’m seeking WX500 XAVC S to FCP X best workflow.
XAVC S codec is a new codec, it is released by Sony about two years ago. Now, more and more Sony cameras and camcorders can record videos in XAVC S codec and you can get high quality videos with this codec. It is easy to get vivid 4K and 1080p videos with XAVC S codec. But, as a new codec, many players and editing programs can’t support it well, such as FCP X,Premiere Pro,iMovie.
Many users have problems when they want to import XAVC S to FCP X or other programs: “Can anyone help me to import XAVC S to FCP X? Several days ago, I bought a Sony WX500, it can help me to record 4K and 1080p files with XAVC S, when I try to load the recorded files to FCP X, only to find that the XAVC S files can’t be supported by FCP X, so I guess XAVC S is not compatible with FCP X. Can you share a method with me? I need to edit XAVC S in FCP X in a hurry”
In order to import WX500 XAVC S to FCP X for smoothly editing, we need to rewrap or convert original XAVC S files to Apple ProRes codec, the most compatible video codec for FCP X to afford with the help of a professional third party program- UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac. It ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10,10.11;
Step-by-step on how to import Sony WX500 XAVC S to FCP X for editing:
Step 1: Download, install and launch the smart Mac HD Video Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load XAVC S clips from Sony WX500 to the program. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.
Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing in FCP X.
Tips: Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) have smaller size.
Step 3: It’s optional to edit video files before converting. If you want to do some edit work, just hit the clip first, and then click “Edit selected task” button. As it’s shown to us, the edit function is sufficient for you to make your videos wonderful.
Step 4: Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
Conclusion: Video and audio qualities are both guaranteed by this WX500 XAVC S converter. When the conversion is finished, you can import converted videos to FCP X and edit smoothly.