Sony PXW-FS7 (XAVC) Workflow With FCP 7/X

Facing problems when importing Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage into Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X? Here you will find the easy workaround to fix.

The Sony PXW-FS7 can records in your choice of XAVC-I, XAVC-L, or MPEG-2. The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 ios limited to HD recording. However, Sony FS7 owners have been complaining about the lack of XAVC support in Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. The easy workaround is to transcode FS7 XAVC footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. Check out the solution here.

To convert XAVC-L/XAVC-I to ProRes quickly and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Final Cut Pro. With it, you can do batch conversion from XAVC, XAVC S, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, MKV, and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. Just download, install and launch this great Mac XAVC video converter and then follow the tutorial to work Sony FS7 XAVC footage in FCP 7 and FCP X smoothly.

How to convert FS7 XAVC to ProRes for FCP 7/X

Step 1: Add XAVC files

This program offers you two doable ways to upload your FS7 XAVC files. You can either click the “Add Files” button to browse your hard disk or local directories and load the target files or simply drag your local XAVC videos onto the interface.

Step 2: Choose ProRes as output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Step 3: Start transcoding

Lastly, simply click the big arrow-like “Convert” button to start converting Sony FS7 XAVC to ProRes MOV. The output videos will ensure the maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X.

Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted PXW-FS7 XAVC file to FCP X/7/6 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.

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