Sony has launched the first consumer camcorder to shoot 4K (Ultra HD) footage- the Sony FDR-AX100. Like the AX1, the AX100 uses the XAVC-S codec for 60MB/sec 4K recording; it can handle 4K/30p and 24p, or you can record at 1080/60p. With every new camera, come many new questions about the workflow. In this article, we will talk about Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer workflow. If you meet some importing issues, just read on to get some tips.
Sony FDR-AX100′s XAVC S codec video is MP4 format and it is still not so popular and widely supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. To solve the problem, it will be better to transcode Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly codec.
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To achieve the goal, UFUWare HD Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX100 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. If meet the XAVC S codec issues on Windows PC, please get UFUWare Video Converter to solve the problem. Download the software and follow the guide to convert and edit Sony FDR-AX100 files on Mac.
How to Convert and Import Sony FDR-AX100 footage to Avid, FCP and Premiere
1. Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony FDR-AX100 footage for converting.
2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.
b. To convert Sony XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.