Jan 07

Make Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC Files Compatible with Mac

Summary: Wanna transfer Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Adobe Premiere for editing? Follow this guide, you will know how to edit Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC videos in FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Adobe Premiere with friendly codec easily.

The PXW-FS7 has a Super 35 CMOS sensor, E-mount (which is great as you can use an adapter like Metabones for your EF lenses for example), and the big thing of course is that it shoots 4K UHD (3840×2160) internally on the very robust Sony XAVC codec, which uses a true 10-bit 422 codec color sampling. The camera can do 1080p up to 180fps internally, which is a huge deal. We’ve been told this is going to be continuous and not in burst mode as in the FS700, which contrary to the fact, is not being discontinued. The PXW-FS7 will be getting 4K DCI (4096×2160) as a firmware update in early 2015.

However, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony PXW-FS7–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-FS7 XAVC footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-FS7 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.

This software can export Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.

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How to Convert and Import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?

Step 1. Click Add button to load Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC footages for converting.

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Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.

a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.

b. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format for iMovie or FCE.

c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing PXW-FS7 XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

d. Choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format for converting PXW-FS7 XAVC to Avid.

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Step 3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

Step 4. Start Converting Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files

As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.

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