Import/Edit Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro

The Sony PMW-RX50 mobile recorder plays and records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35Mbps, MPEG IMX and DVCAM, making it the ideal companion deck for XAVC camcorders. As the successor to the Sony PMW-50, the PMW-RX50 has a lot of attractive features, including dual SxS memory card slots offering dual simultaneous recordings, 3G HD/SD-SDI interface and 1080 59.94/50P workflow support and conversion output from 1080/59.94P (50P) to 1080/59.94i (50i).

When transfer the Sony RX50 XAVC recordings to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro, the result may let you down – won’t open and import the Sony XAVC footage correctly. What caused the issues? Based on our testing, it may due to the high video resolution and the video codec incompatibility. To edit Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files in FCP X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere smoothly, a workaround is to convert Sony XAVC to FCP X/Premiere native supported format.

With the powerful aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac, you can get the work done easily. This Sony XAVC Converter is able to convert Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files to FCP X and Adobe Premiere fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. It can also export AIC for iMovie/Final Cut Express, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Sony Vegas Pro and more NLE systems for native editing.

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Import Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files to FCP X/Premiere for editing

1. Install and launch the aPubsoft HD Vide Converter as the Sony PMW-RX50 to FCP X/Premiere Converter, then click “Add File” button to import Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files to this powerful program. Or you can directly drag and drop the Sony XAVC files to the converter.

Sony PMW-RX50 to FCP X/Premiere Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar and Select proper format for FCP X and Adobe Premiere.

a. To edit Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files in FCP X smoothly, select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes is best native codec for Final Cut Pro.

Convert Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC to Apple ProRes

b. To edit Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC files in Adobe Premiere smoothly, select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. The MPG is best supported by Adobe Premiere Pro.

Convert Sony PMW-RX50 to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels according to your need.

3. When setting done, click the “Convert” button to convert Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC to ProRes for FCP X, MPG for Adobe Premiere on Mac with high video and audio quality.

After the Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC to ProRes/MPG conversion process completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC footages in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC without any issue.