Convert/Import Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S to FCP 7/X

Published on by Chris King

Following pages tell you how to import and edit Sony FDR-X1000 footage in FCP 7/X by transcoding/converting Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro compatible ProRes video. 

Convert/Import Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S to FCP 7/X
The newly released Sony FDR-X1000 takes the stage. Using the XAVC S codec, the FDR-X1000V can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p with a bitrate of 100 Mb/s or 24p with a bitrate of 60 Mb/s. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p at 50 Mb/s in XAVC S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode.  While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading 4K XAVC S files recorded by Sony FDR-X1000 to Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for editing Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S to FCP 7/X are listed below.

As far as know, XAVC S format differs from XAVC in that it uses GOP codec of H.264/AVC for video file compression; it’s not an ideal editable format for NLE based on many users’ experience. So, how to import Sony FDR-X1000 4K XAVC files to FCP perfectly? To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony XAVC S to a more "edit" friendly codec for Final Cut Pro- and Apple ProRes is.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S footage to FCP friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S 4K footage shot from Sony FDR-X1000 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more.

Convert Sony FDR-X1000 files to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Add Sony XAVC-S video files

Install and launch the Mac XAVC S Converter and load source clips to it for converting. You can join multiple videos into one file as long as check the “Merge into one file” box.



Step 2: Choose 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 6/7/X 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 Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S conversion

Click “Convert” button to start encoding Sony X1000 XAVC S to ProRes mov for importing to FCP. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted Sony FDR-X1000 footage into FCP X/7 to do further editing easily.

Additional Tips:

This powerful XAVC S to ProRes Converter can also help you convert XAVC/XAVC S files to Adobe PP, Avid MC, iMovie compatible format  for smooth editing as long as you set a proper output format in the second step.

Related Guides:

Working XAVC S in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
Convert Sony a7S XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Converting4K XAVC to Apple ProRes

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