Friday, August 8, 2014

Transcode Sony F5/F55 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro (Mavericks)

Summary: Failed to import XAVC files from Sony F5/F55? Follow the below guide you can Convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro compatible format easily.



Sony F55, F5 use XAVC format unveiled by Sony. It is a relatively new recording format which can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 fps. When you deal with the XAVC footages, for example, importing Sony F5/F55 XAVC to FCP, you may encounter some format incompatibility issue. This article is written to help Sony F5, F55 users to solve such kind of problems.

To import Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC footage to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to rewrap and convert XAVC to Apple ProRes, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. Now learn how to transcode Sony F55/F5 XAVC to ProRes MOV in detail.

Guide: Convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac which can be used as the best 4K video converter under OS X Mavericks(10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5). With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC and XAVC-S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X as well as Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually.

1. Run the XAVC to ProRes Converter. Drag and drop the F55, F5 XAVC files to the program. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.



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



Tips- Adjust Output quality:
You can click "settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as video size, frame rate, bitrate, audio channel, etc.

3. Now click "Convert", and the XAVC to FCP Converter will start encoding your XAVC files to ProRes .mov immediately.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the Sony PMW-F55, F5 XAVC to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing with ease.

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