Summary: Follow the below guide you can Convert Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S/AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere compatible format easily with the help from XAVC S/AVCHD Video Converter Mac.
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action. It is equipped with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution video at 24, 25, or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video up to 60 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images. Here I will talk about Sony FDR-AX33 to FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere workflow.
If you shot videos with Sony FDR-AX33 used XAVC S format unveiled by Sony, there will be some issues when importing and editing the XAVC S,AVCHD MTS videos in FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere. And as I know XAVC S is a new recording format which can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 fps. However, XAVC S is still not so popular and widely used. So when you deal with the FDR-AX33 XAVC S/AVCHD video in FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere , you may encounter some format incompatibility issue. This article is written to help Sony FDR-AX33 users to solve such kind of problems.
First all of, you can get UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S Converter for Mac(Mountain Lion, Mavericks,Yosemite included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony’s new XAVC S codec to Final Cut Pro fully compatible format and keep original quality at mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie, FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;
Converting Sony FDR-AX33 video to FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere friendly format on Mac
Step 1: Load XAVC S clips
Run the Sony XAVC S/AVCHD to FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere Converter and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the XAVC S,AVCHD footages and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several XAVC S,MTS files together.
Step 2: Choose a proper output format
You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony XAVC S/AVCHD in FCP,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere with good video quality.
Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Start converting Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S to FCP 6/7/X,Avid,iMovie,FCE,Premiere
When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start XAVC S/AVCHD Mac conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, it will be easy for you to import Sony FDR-AX33 footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing or do whatever you want with the converted XAVC S/AVCHD footages on Mac OS X.
Additional Tip: More than FCP, you can also easily convert Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S/AVCHD as well we MTS/MXF/DV to iMovie, Avid, FC, Premiere Pro, etc with UFUWare Video Converter for Mac.