How to Edit Sony PMW-F5/PMW-F55 XAVC in FCP Freely

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How to Edit Sony PMW-F5/PMW-F55 XAVC in FCP Freely

Postby cindyhuan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:56 am

In 2012, two new cameras Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 were released by Sony, both of which shoot and save videos in XAVC format, which cause much complaint from all over the world, since this XAVC is a completely proprietary codec using level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC---the highest level supported by video standard but it has got very poor compatibility with most of popular devices & programs. That is not good news for the users of Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55.

Recently, questions like "Why I can't import XAVC to FCP or FCP X for editing?" pop up on the internet from time to time. If we think carefully we will know that this brand new XAVC format is not in the list of FCP supporting formats, in fact, FCP supports Apple ProRes 422 or Apple Prores 4444 the best. It makes sense provided that we can transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple Prores 4444 first and then we are able to do editing freely.

The best solution is to use a professional XAVC Video Converter or XAVC Video Converter for Mac. So, which converter shall we choose? The one developed by Doremisoft will be our smart choice.

Doremisoft XAVC Converter is professionally designed for getting rid of all XAVC issues and converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs such as JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Canon, as well as for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc. With the help of this converter, we can easily Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to Final Cut Pro for personal editing without any limitation.

Let's see the below guides on how to convert Sony PMW-F5 to FCP in a quick way.
Step 1: Import XAVC footages to the converter
First of all, download and run the XAVC converter and then drag and drop the XAVC footages to the converter directly.
Step 2: Set the proper output format
Press the "Convert to" menu and select "Final Cut Pro" -"iMovie" - "ProRes 422 MOV" as the output format.
Step 3: Start to convert
After checking, press the start button in the lower right corner to start converting Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footages to FCP. A few minutes later, you can get the converted files and then transfer them to Final Cut Pro for customized editing.
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