The newly released Sony PXW-X500 has won lots of attractions from videographers. The camcorder has an extremely efficient recording codec XAVC, allowing for bit rates of 50Mbps. It also has the ability to simultaneously record 720p video while recording at higher resolutions. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in non-linear editing software like Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-X500 to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best workflow are listed below.
The Sony PXW-X500 supports XAVC, MPEG2, and MPEG4 codecs, recording to SxS or SD media cards. It features 3G-SDI, HDMI, and Composite video outputs, allowing you to incorporate the camcorder into most production pathways, and the camera’s built-in wireless slot accepts your compatible wireless receiver. Built into the side of the camcorder is a flip-out LCD viewscreen that displays battery capacity, media capacity, audio levels, and you can check camera playback on the camera. The camera incorporates a variety of professional features including Sony’s slow and quick motion, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, a digital extender, and HyperGamma.
As far as I know the latest high definition XAVC/XAVC S video format introduced by Sony is still not supported well by Final Cut Pro 6,Final Cut Pro 7,Final Cut Pro X. To edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage in FCP 6/7/X smoothly, a suggestion is to use UFUWare HD Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes, which is the most editable format supported by Final Cut Pro program.
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Overall, it is the best XAVC video converter for Mac users. It offers optimized presets ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 6,Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. So you can fast transcode XAVC files from Sony PXW-X500 to FCP with ease. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the Sony XAVC to ProRes conversion on Mac(Mavericks included).
How to Convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7/X ?
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original XAVC video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC converter will start transcode xavc s from Sony PXW-X500 to Prores MOV for FCP 6/7/X on Mac.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without problems.
1. This XAVC to FCP 6/7/X Converter can also help you to encode XAVC/XAVC video to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.
2. UFUWare Video Converter for Mac not only can handle XAVC files from Sony PXW-X500 but also MP4 and AVCHD videos. If you meet the Sony PXW-X500 MTS/MP4 to FCP, iMovie, Avid, etc importing, editing issues on Mac OS X, it can be helpful to you as well. Just transocde Sony PXW-X500 footage to a NLE native supported video format.