Final Cut Pro 6 and Final Cut Pro 7 don’t have native editing support for the newest XAVC footage. Therefore, when we are trying to edit PMW-f55 footage in FCP, the very first thing we should do is to transcode the XAVC to an Apple ProRes codec which provides the most effective workflow for FCP 6 ,FCP7 and FCP X. That is to say, in order to convert xavc to FCP for editing, we need to transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 MOV as priority.
Find the step-by-step tutorial on how to ingest and convert XAVC formatted footage to FCP 6/7 as below.
For preparation, free download the trail version of Doremisoft xavc converter mac and run it.
Step 1: Click "add file" to import the XAVC footages to the program.
Step 2: As shown here, we choose "Convert to" > "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 MOV" as the output format
Tips: You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel freely and optimize the output file quality by using the editing function.
Step 3: Press "START" to launch the conversion. Several minutes later, you can either edit Sony pmw-f5 XAVC in FCP or transfer the converted xavc to imovie as you like.
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