XAVC is an open recording format that was introduced by Sony Inc that want to make XAVC products like Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5. XAVC/ XAVC S video format can keep footages in 4K resolution (4096*2160 and 3840*2160) at up to 60 fps. After shooting some footage on the Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7 or FCP X does not recognize the XAVC videos. To make it easier for editing Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use aPubsoft XAVC Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC Converter. It can not only convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos to FCP 6/7/X, but also make iteasy for merge videos.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and transcode Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6 /Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro/Mac Mini/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.
Step 1. Download and Load Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footage to aPubsoft XAVC Converter for Mac.
Run aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac as the 2013 best Sony XAVC footage to MOV converter on Mac OS X like 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger. Click the “Add” button to import .XAVC files from the Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 camcorder.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy). Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.)
Step 3. Merge Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files and Choose video size as original. (Optional)
Select all the files in the filelist, then click the Merge the Files, and the Mac Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 1920×1080 XAVC converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080, 1080*720 from the video size drop-down box.
Step 4. Convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut without rendering.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the aPubsoft Mac XAVC Video converter starts converting Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos to Apple ProRes MOV, and joining the XAVC files for editing in Final Cut Studio.
After converting and merging the XAVC files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.