Import Sony F900 MPEG video to Final Cut Pro X for editing

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Import Sony F900 MPEG video to Final Cut Pro X for editing

Postby vivian68 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:46 am

Sony MPEG Workflow–Capture Sony F900 footage to Final Cut Pro(X) on Mac

Summary:Follow this article to know how to convert Sony F900 video to FCP Apple ProRes MOV for editing.

"I'm getting conflicting advice, need someone to clear this up! We've shot a documentary in all HD (Sony f900 23.98) so far, but are going to several small towns where photographers don't have the experience or access to this camera. What will be most compatible in FCP for editing... they have access to Sony HX500/ p2 cards, DVCpro cams, digibeta."

The Sony F900, which is a great camera, shoots on HDCAM. There's no codec associated with HDCAM; it's an "uncompressed" (that's a figure of speech) format like Digibeta. The output on the back of an HDCAM deck is an HDSDI spigot. When you capture that footage for editing, you're going to have to put it into some codec. Good choices would be 8-bit uncompressed and ProRes 422.

How to convert Sony F900 footage to Final Cut Pro (X) on Mac?

As we know, the FCP only supports few formats; it doesn’t support Sony F900 MPEG video files well, so in order to import Sony F900 MPEG video to FCP X, you need to convert Sony MPEG to FCP compatible formats, such as Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, this format is best supported by Final Cut Pro. Now you can follow the steps below to convert Sony F900 MPEG video to Apple prores 422 MOV for FCP.

1.Download Pavtube MPEG to Prores Converter for Mac. It’s the professional Sony MPEG video convert, this software can help you convert Sony F900 MPEG video to common formats, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, or Apple ProRes, AIC, etc.

2.Install and launch the software, import Sony F900 MPEG videos to the HD converter for Mac. Click format bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

3.You can click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

4.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.

5.Click convert button to start converting Sony F900 MPEG video to FCP X best codec Apple ProRes.

After conversion, you just need to transfer Sony F900 converted videos to FCP X then you can edit the recorded videos as you want.

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