This post guide you through the process of converting Sony PXW-X200 XAVC, MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG IMX recording files to editable formats for FCP X/7/6, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer with excellent quality.
Offering the ultimate flexibility, the new Sony PXW-X200 offers pristine Full HD (1920×1080) recording in the latest generation XAVC codec for broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling utilising the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression for maximum quality.In addition to offering an XAVC Intra (112Mbps) and Long-GOP (50/35/25Mbps) recording, the PXW-X200 records in the already broadcast friendly MPEG2 HD422 at 50Mbps, MPEG2 HD420 at 35/25Mbps, MPEG IMX at 50Mbps, and DV at 25Mbps giving users maximum flexibility for any production.
However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-X200–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far.
To edit Sony PXW-X200 XAVC footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-X200 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Import Sony PXW-X200 footage in Avid, FCP X and Premiere
1. First, download and install UFUWare HD Converter for Mac
It works as the best Sony XAVC converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) , Mavericks(10.9) and Yosemite(10.10). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files to ProRes for FCP (X), DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe, AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS, XDCAM, DV files from Sony PXW-X200 to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc videos for different uses.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;
2. Launch the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac and click add button to import XAVC clips to the program for converting.
3. 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 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 Sony PXW-X200 XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
4. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will transcode Sony XAVC to FCP/Avid/Adobe friendly format on Mac OS X.
After the conversion, you can get the converted Sony PXW-X200 videos for editing with FCP, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly.