Load Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video to Final Cut Pro on Mac

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Load Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video to Final Cut Pro on Mac

Category : 4K Cameras , Final Cut Pro , XAVC

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark V is the latest addition to Sony’s popular lineup of 1″ enthusiast compacts. The major additions to the Mark V are on-sensor phase detection AF, a touchscreen LCD and an incredible burst rate of 24 fps with full-time focusing. The AF system takes the same 25-pt contrast-detect system and adds 315 PDAF points that cover 65% of the frame. 4K video is oversampled without pixel binning and saved using the XAVC S codec. After recording videos, You may want to import Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K video to FCP for editing. But that’s not easy.


As Apple claimed, FCP X 10.1 has nailed the ingest of XAVC S codec. However, the complicated codec XAVC S(in an MPEG-4 wrapper) did not work with FCP X 10.0.9 and its older version. Until FCP X 10.1 and Mavericks, Sony’s XAVC S was impossible to deal with FCP on Mac. If you wanan import XAVC S to FCP 7/X with flawless workflow, you need to convert XAVC S videos to an editable format, like ProRes for Final Cut Pro. And then you need to get aids of a powerful third party program. There are pretty much a great number of video conversion tools that you may encounter while searching the Internet.

A few to none, however, match the quality and efficiency that you get when using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer. With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S to FCP friendly movie format ProRes (Note: It applies to all versions including FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7 etc) keeping the original quality. It is perfectly Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard. Besides Final Cut Pro, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. (Windows version can also create friendly prores codec for FCP) To know how to use it to be able to edit Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S in FCP X/7/6 without problem, read on the following steps.

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How to Encode Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video to Prores MOV for FCP?

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Step 1. Drag&drop Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S file to the program directly. Or click “Add file” to import your Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video file one by one.

Step 2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original Sony video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

3. Click the “Convert” icon, and the XAVC S to FCP Converter will start converting RX100 V XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X on Mac.

After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony RX100 V video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.

Tip 1: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280×720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.

Tip 2: Click “Edit” to set deinterlace, rotate, add special effect, add watermark, trim, etc. to realize different needs.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” icon, and the XAVC S to FCP Converter will start converting RX100 V XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X on Mac.
After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony RX 100 V 4K video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.

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