“I have captured some videos clips about 20 or so with my new Sony HDR-PJ670; the recordings are in XAVC S format. I would like to edit them on the Final Cut Pro 7 so that I can share these interesting videos with my friends through internet or on YouTube. But the problem is, my FCP 7 has no ability to edit such high definition files, I want to find some apps can import the Sony HDR-PJ670 XAVC S to FCP 7, but unfornately I found nothing on the internet. Can anyone here suggest something to help me out? Thanks in advance.”
The Sony HDR-PJ670 HD Handycam with Built-In Projector and 32GB Internal Memory features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Sony G zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The PJ670 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to its 32GB of internal memory or to optional media cards. The camera integrates a small 25-lumen projector in the LCD viewscreen door that allows you to project your footage on a screen instead of having to connect your camera to a monitor to show your footage. The camera’s Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 3.0″ LCD display with 460K dot resolution.
To edit Sony HDR-PJ670 XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X/6 smoothly, the easy workaround is to change the file extention from “XAVC” to “ProRes”, which is a friendly format supported by FCP. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
First of all, free download UFUWare HD Converter for Mac
Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for FCP. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony HDR-PJ670 to Prores. With it, you can easily import XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing smoothly without quality loss. Now just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to convert Sony HDR-PJ670 XAVC S files to ProRes for FCP.
(Tip: Click Sony XAVC S Converter to get a windows version if you are running Windows 7/8/10/Vista PC.)
Guide of Converting Sony XAVC S to Prores for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
Step 1: Load Sony XAVC S files to the program
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC S files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.
Step 2: Select 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 in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
1- If you just want to convert this video for normal use and want it to be smaller in size, then Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov) is suggested.
2- You can also click “Settings” which is marked as step 3 to fix the frame rate, bitrate and video quality to your needs
Step 3: Start Converting XAVC S to ProRes MOV
Now click “Convert” and let it go. The XAVC S to FCP Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of XAVC S videos to convert, check ‘Shut down computer after conversion’, and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the files to your Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 to edit with ease.