Home > Video and Audio Tips > 4K Workflows > XAVC S Codec in FCP 7/FCP X

Best Way to Import and Edit XAVC S in FCP 7/X


As it claimed, FCP X 10.1 has nailed the ingest of XAVC S codec. However, the complicated codec XAVC S(in an MPEG-4 wrapper) did not work with FCP X 10.0.9 and its older version. Until FCP X 10.1 and Mavericks, Sony's XAVC S was impossible to deal with FCP on Mac OS X. If you wanan import XAVC S to FCP 7/X with flawless workflow, you need to convert XAVC S videos to an editable format, like ProRes for Final Cut Pro.

To achieve the goal, a professional XAVC S converter is needed. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the best choice for you. It allows users to prepare Sony (4K) XAVC S videos to be standard compatible for FCP X, FCP 7 effortlessly. It can help you transcode XAVC-S to Apple ProRes for FCP with several simple steps. Just do some clicks on your mouse with your finger, you can easily convert XAVC S files to ProRes .mov on Mac and then import XAVC S video into FCP for editing smoothly. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding like cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. Now download it and follow below steps to convert XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro.

Download XAVC S to FCP Converter:

download_mac.gif (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: Transcode and Import Sony XAVC S to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Add XAVC S videos

Install the XAVC S converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.


Step 2: Choose FCP compatible format

Go to "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for editing XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.


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 keep the original 4K resolution.


Step 3: Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion

Click "Convert" to start transcoding XAVC S to ProRes for FCP on Mac. After conversion, you can play or edit XAVC S clips in Final Cut Pro without problem.

Additional Tips:

Besides converting XAVC S to FCP, this XAVC S Converter Mac also supports encoding XAVC/XAVC S file to various video formats like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MOV for QuickTime player, etc.

Related Guides:

How to Convert XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes Quickly and Easily
How to Get XAVC/XAVC S Files into DaVinci Resolve 11
How to import XAVC S Clips to Avid Media Composer

Home| About Brorsoft | Terms of Use | Contact Us | Sitemap | Support

Copyright © 2015 Brorsoft Studio. All Rights Reserved.