4K XAVC/XAVC S Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7

To get Final Cut Pro 7/6 working perfectly with 4K XAVC or XAVC S files, a best way is to convert them to ProRes MOV, something ensuring best results when using XAVC (S) files in FCP 7/6. Read on to learn details.

Sony has started the roll-out of its new, more efficient, mid-range codec: XAVC. If you’ve got some material from Sony’s new XAVC or XAVC S codec, you will research possible workflows for Sony XAVC (S) files. The video editing software that will support XAVC includes FCP X. However, owing to the computer configuration, operating environment and software version, a lot of users still can not import the 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos into Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP 6, even if with some XAVC plug-ins like AMA, Camera Import.

And, ultimately, that’s because the high-definition XAVC format is not ideal for editing and postproduction. To avoid these problems or limit, the easiest workaround is to convert XAVC/XAVC S to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. If you have problems using XAVC/XAVC files in Final Cut Pro and want to make a smooth editing, you can read on the article to learn more. Here I will outline how to import XAVC/XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro 7/6 without any problem.

Converting XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes MOV for Editing in Final Cut Pro

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC/XAVC S to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7/6 without quality loss. Besides, it’s able to convert XAVC files to any common video format like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, FLV* for playing on TV, tablet, HD media players; uploading to YouTube, Vimeo and more. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get Final Cut Pro 7 perfectly work with 4K XAVC and XAVC S files.

Step 1: Load XAVC/XAVC S files

Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

Step 2: Select 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 in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.

Tips: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3: Start Converting XAVC to ProRes MOV

Now click “Convert” and let it go. The XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of xavc videos to convert, check ‘Shut down computer after conversion’, and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the converted XAVC or XAVC S files to your Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 to edit with ease.

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