XAVC/XAVC-S is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC is an open format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. The new codec is geared toward 4k production but can still be found useful for 2k production. Typical CineAlta cameras that support XAVC include Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5 and more.
Apple ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production. It was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2 and is comparable to Avid's DNxHD codec which has the same purpose and uses similar bit rates. Both are DCT basedintra-frame-only codecs, and are therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. FCP 6/7, FCP X is Mac based editing software which supports transcoding Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to Apple ProRes for further editing.
So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert all HD camcorder XAVC/XAVC-S, 1080 60p/50p, 1080i AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts), 720p AVCHD lite, MXF, MOD, TOD, etc files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Download XAVC/XAVC-S files to Apple computer. Connect your Sony XAVC/XAVC-S camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the xavc files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import XAVC/XAVC-S files to UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac. Run UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to FCP ProRes Converter, and click the "Add" button to load XAVC/XAVC-S videos from Sony camcorders. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC/XAVC-S video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro - Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format. Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) orHD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac XAVC/XAVC-S to FCP Converter will convert XAVC/XAVC-S to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.
Step 4. Convert XAVC/XAVC-S video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC/XAVC-S to FCP Converter will start the conversion from Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.
1. If you would like to edit XAVC/XAVC-S with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert XAVC/XAVC-S to HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.
2. If you want to convert XAVC/XAVC-S to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows AVCHD Video Converter.
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