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Guide on Working Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC in Final Cut Pro


Sony's PXW-FS7 is the ideal camcorder for documentaries, unscripted TV, newsmagazines, indie features, corporate video and more. It can record in your choice of XAVC-I, XAVC-L, or MPEG-2. After getting some 4K material from Sony PXW-FS7, you will research possible workflows for XAVC to Final Cut Pro, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC-I/XAVC-L footage. In this article, we will outline how to import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Final Cut Pro(FCP X or FCP 7/6).

Actually, Apple Final Cut Pro has added the ability to import XAVC files. But it's limited to Final Cut Pro X 10.0.x via the Sony PDZK-LT2 plugin. For the older version of FCP users, there's no luck even with the plugin installed. To enable the PXW-FS7 owners have smooth editing work with the XAVC clips in FCP, we suggest you to transcode XAVC from Sony PXW-FS7 to a more "edit" friendly codec. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the big help.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC footage shot from Sony PXW-FS7 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), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Don't hesitate to download the program and learn the step-by-step tutorial.

Download XAVC Converter Mac:

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Guide of Converting Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC to ProRes for FCP

Step 1: 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. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC files into one you can click the "Merge into one" box.


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.


Tip: This XAVC to FCP Converter also allows you to fix the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel to your needs by clicking Settings icon.


Step 3: Finally, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC to ProRes .mov conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

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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