Jun 22

Import/Edit Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac

Sony FDR-AX100 is orld’s first 1.0” CMOS sensor featuring an Exmor R CMOS image sensor technology. With this back-illuminated technology, the sensor doubles light sensitivity and combines with Sony’s Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by half — a great help when photographing in dimly lit environments. Markedly reduced noise is evident even when high-sensitivity settings are used for capturing night landscapes or indoor scenes.

The FDR-AX100 camcorder records 4K and HD movies in XAVC S, a consumer friendly format based on the XAVC codec developed for 4K/HD and professional use, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper.

Although Sony tries their best to make the new codec-XAVC S compatible with most devices or NLEs, it is still difficult to import XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro (FCP X included). Then what is the available workflow for editing Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6? If you’re facing problems when using XAVC S video in FCP, you’ve come to the right place. The article below will outline how to get Final Cut Pro work with Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S footage smoothly.

As we all know, Final Cut Pro works best with clips in the ProRes MOV format, the easy workaround is, get a UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as a great Mac ProRes Converter for FCP X/7/6 and convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to Apple ProRes, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

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How to convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6?

Step 1. Run UFUSoft Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC Converter for Mac, add Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S video into it.

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Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro” > “ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output video format.

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Step 3. Click convert button to start Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 conversion on Mac.

Step 4. After conversion, click “Browse” button to get the converted video files. You can import and edit Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S video in FCP X/7/6 freely.