XAVC to ProRes- Import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Final Cut Pro

Published on by Chris King

The following article mainly talks about the way to transfer Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Final Cut Pro 7/X. If you have the intention to get your FCP ingest XAVC files smoothly, keep reading...

XAVC to ProRes- Import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Final Cut Pro

Although the Sony PXW-FS7 offers us a wide choice for video recording format, it seems that the post-production is not as easy as we image. If you want to edit Sony PXW-FS7 videos on Mac, you may find the high quality video files are not recognized by most editing software including Final Cut Pro. In this article, I will give you an effective way to import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to FCP flawlessly.

Many users would wonder how to get Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC video editable in FCP since the Final Cut Pro proves to be incompatible with XAVC format. In this case, you will need turn to help from a video editing tool, which can easily and fast convert XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. It's able to convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-FS7 to FCP 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. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony PXW-FS7 files to Apple ProRes.

Converting Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Launch the XAVC to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your XAVC flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.

Step 2. Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

Step 3. Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Sony PXW-FS7 footages in FCP 7, FCP X with best quality.

Step 4. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the XAVC to FCP ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the ProRes MOV videos which can be directly imported to Final Cut Pro by clicking File > Import > Files.

Additional Tips:

If you want to make your Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the Mac XAVC Converter will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie; “Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” for Avid MC.

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Comment on this post

Avery 04/01/2015 10:00

Looking for some tips regarding Sony PXW-FS7 post workflow and getting the XAVC media into FCP 7. Thanks the sharing. Based on your suggestion, my problem resolved now.

Matthew 03/31/2015 08:40

FCP does not support my XAVC Intr codec, luckily, Brorsoft saves my life. I can import the FS7 videos into FCP without any issue. Thank you!

Dave 03/11/2015 09:58

Google for a long time, this post sounds much resonable for editing my FS7 XAVC videos in FCP. Thank you for sharing!

Benjamin 03/11/2015 01:34

Until find your post, I can’ t believe there’s a way to solve my problem. Applied Brorsoft’s video converter mac, I convert XAVC to ProRes. Now the new file works in my FCP perfectly.