Best solution: How to import and edit Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S video in FCP X?

The DSC-HX90V is a new digital compact camera from Sony. Besides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds, Sony HX90V can record Full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD or in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates. However, if we want to import the Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by FCP X. So what’s the available workflow for Sony DSC-HX90V and FCP X?

Well, according to our testing and other users’ feedback, the basic reason why we can’t work Sony DSC-HX90V XVAC S with Final Cut Pro is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. To make the XAVC S compatible with FCP X, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to ProRes MOV, which ensures best results when using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users complete the Sony XAVC S to ProRes conversion on Mac.

This Mac Sony XAVC S Converter can enable you to effortlessly convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S files to Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. What’s more, it also allows you to convert XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality. Below are the steps on converting Sony XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X.

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Convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X editing

Step 1. Launch the aPubsoft HD Video Converter as the best Sony DSC-HX90V to FCP X Converter, then click “Add File” button to load Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S video files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.

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Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to determine output format. For best image quality, click the format bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format, it is the native format for Final Cut Pro editing.

Convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S to Apple ProRes

Step 3. Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac.

When the Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S to ProRes conversion process is complete, you can click “Open Folder” button to get and import the generated ProRes .mov files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for smooth playing and editing.