XDCAM EX to FCP-Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for FCP

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XDCAM EX to FCP-Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for FCP

Postby vivian68 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:49 am

Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes-Transfer Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Final Cut Pro on Mac

Summary: Follow the article below you will know before Log and Transfer Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, you need to convert Sony XDCAM MP4 to ProRes for importing Sony XDCAM EX to FCP with Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter for Mac.

"I have recorded many 1080p footages from Sony XDCAM EX camcorder, which I borrowed from my friends. I haven't shot or edited HD before now, so need some help setting up the project. when I import Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to final cut pro, it says that the files are not supported, I searched the forum and many people say the MP4 footage need to be converted to prores codec, can you give me some suggestions and what software I need to use?".

Sony XDCAM EX camcorder is professional camcorder which is great for us to take high quality full HD videos.
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If you have got the Sony XDCAM EX and often use it to record 1080p video, you may have the need to edit Sony XDCAM EX MP4 in Final Cut Pro on Mac, but as the user stated above, FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP doesn't support Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for importing to Final Cut Pro editing.

1.Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.
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2.Install and launch this XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter. Import Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages to the converter.
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3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
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4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Start convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes for FCP editing on Mac.

When you get ready to convert the added MP4 videos on Mac, Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode MP4 to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP editing.

After conversion, you can Importing video files and projects into Final Cut Pro without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

With this Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter, you can easily change XDCAM EX files to FCP for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. You can also find more tips and tricks on FCP in Pavtube FCP column and MXF column.
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Re: XDCAM EX to FCP-Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for

Postby vivian68 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:26 pm

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Re: XDCAM EX to FCP-Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for

Postby Violet10 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:29 am

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More and more cameras and camcorders coming into the market at the spring of this year, you may have bought a camera or camcorder to record the beautiful spring. Nowadays, nearly all cameras and camcorders support HD video recording, most high-end cameras and camcorders can record full HD 1080P video, that's wonderful.

But, different cameras and camcorders record different format files, cameras and camcorders often record formats include AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOV, MXF, TOD, MOD, etc. these HD video formats are not easy to use, for example, we can't import AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/MXF to FCP X, Premiere and other editing software, nor we can play AVCHD/XF/MOV on iPad 2/3 or Android Tablet and other portable devices.

The best way is to convert AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/MXF files to editing software and Mobile devices supported formats, like convert AVCHD/MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP X, or convert MTS/M2TS to WMV for Premiere, or just convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MP4 for playback or upload to YouTube and Vimeo.

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Here is the main interface of the HD Video Converter for Mac.
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1.Download and install best HD Video Converter for Mac, or Video Converter for Mac. This best HD Video Converter will help you convert any HD files, besides it supports rich formats for output.
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2.Import the HD files to the AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/MOV/MXF Converter.

3.Click format column to choose the output format as you want.

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Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format;

For editing in imovie, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format;

For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc.
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4.You can click settings button to customize the output parameters.

5.You can do easy editing to the HD video before conversion, like Trim, Crop, add watermark, etc.

6.Click convert button to start.

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Re: XDCAM EX to FCP-Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for

Postby Violet10 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:38 am

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