How to convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Final Cut Pro X?

Summary: Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder—an all-in-one camcorder that shoots 4K and UltriHD video in addition to 10 Bit 4:2:2 HD in Sony’s new acquisition format XAVC.

If you don’t know how to import the PXW-Z100 4k contour MXF (XAVC codec) files to Avid MC(avid media composer) on Mac Mountain Lion, you can follow this article, then you will know how to sync videos from Sony Z100 to Mac (iMovie/Final Cut Pro/Avid MC/Premiere Pro) Editing.

However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-Z100–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage with Final Cut Pro X smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 to Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.

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How to convert Sony PXW-Z100 media to Final Cut Pro X?

Step 1: Install and launch the Mac XAVC to FCP X converter. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting.

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Step 2: Click Format preset and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Final Cut Pro X as well as good video quality.

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Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to start Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to ProRes 422 .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, you can import the converted Sony PXW-Z100 files to Final Cut Pro X for smooth playback and editing smoothly.

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