Transcode Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to FCP editable ProRes

Published on by Chris King

Follow the below guide you can import and edit Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X beautifully with the help of the top XAVC S to ProRes Converter. 

Transcode Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to FCP editable ProRes
The FDR-AX1 as the first consumer 4K video camera from Sony has won a lot of users. Have you got one? Ever had experience in importing Sony FDR-AX1 video to FCP for further editing? In fact, if you want to edit Sony Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S in FCP 7/X on Mac, you may find the high quality video files are not recognized by Final Cut Pro. In this article, I will give you an effective way to import XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX1 to FCP flawlessly.

The XAVC S video included in FDR-AX1 is not compatible with Final Cut Pro. Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by FCP X. So, is there any workaround to resolve the issue?

Well, you just need to convert Sony FDR-AX1 videos to FCP most compatible Apple ProRes codec for native importing and editing with a third-party program. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a great tool to help you. Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC S to Final Cut Pro Converter on Mac. With it, you can convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S videos to FCP most compatible ProRes .mov video without any quality loss. What’s more, this XAVC S converter can also transcode XAVC S/XAVC clips for editing in Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc flawlessly.

How to transcode Sony FDR-AX1 footage into FCP X/7

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart XAVC S Converter for Mac and transfer your recordings to the program from Sony FDR-AX1.

STEP 2: Click on the “Format ”bar and choose a best editable format. Here Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is highly recommended as the output format for Final Cut Pro 7 as well as FCP X.

Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps frame rate are always the optimal settings for FCP.

STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony FDR-AX1 video to FCP conversion with the best  XAVC S to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly import the converted FDR-AX1 files to FCP 7/X with smooth editing.

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