Import and Edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files with FCP X/7 on Mac

Sporting an ENG form factor and supporting a wide variety of HD and SD formats, the Sony PXW-X500 XAVC 60P 2/3″ Camcorder Body features a 2/3″ 3CCD sensor block and can capture full HD at up to 120 fps. This item is only the camcorder body only and does not include a lens, viewfinder, mic, or wireless receiver. It is ideal for owners who want to upgrade to a new camcorder body while retaining the other elements of their camera package, such as lens, viewfinder, and mic. The camcorder supports XAVC, MPEG2, and MPEG4 codecs, recording to SxS or SD media cards.

However the XAVC codec is not native format for final cut pro X/7 editing, so when you import the XAVC files or edit the XAVC videos you will get problems. How to import Sony PXW-X500 files to FCP X/7 and edit natively? The best way is to convert Sony PXW-X500 video to FCP X/7 native supported video codec and format. From Apple FCP official page you will get the info that Apple prores codec is the native codec for FCP X/7, once you convert video to apple prores codec you can import the video to FCP X/7 for editing smoothly, and you don’t need to render anymore. And UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac make it possible fortranscoding Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X/7 importers maintaining original full HD quality with easy setup.

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Now a simple guide help you easily encoding Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes 422 maintaining full quality for FCP X/7.

Step1: Import or drag & drop Sony PXW-X500 XAVC recordings

When you start UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, the clear instruction in the main interface is clearly show you the main function icon.

You can import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC content via clicking the icon in the upper corner or just drag them to the program directly.

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Step 2: Select ProRes 422 as export format for FCP importer

Click “format” and under the FCP menu, you can clearly see proper formats for FCP, among which, native codec to read XAVC files in FCP importer, including ProRes 422 and ProRes 444. I bet you won’t take 30 seconds instead of taking several minutes in this step with the well-designed user-friendly format menu.

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ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.

Step 3: Set video and audio profile

Click “settings” to set Video frame rate and convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes for FCP X/7 maintaining original HD quality.

Step 4: Transcode Sony PXW-X500 XAVC progressive to ProRes 422 for FCP X/7

Click “Conversion” icon to convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X/7. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily and then just import and load to FCP X/7 for editing.

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