How to enable FCP, iMovie, FCE work with Sony F5 XAVC video beautifully?

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How to enable FCP, iMovie, FCE work with Sony F5 XAVC video beautifully?

Post  lydia520622 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:02 pm

Summary: Follow the below guide you can Convert Sony F5 XAVC files from to Mac-compatible format for Final Cut Pro, iMovie or FCE easily with the help from XAVC Video Converter Mac.

Sony PMW-F5 is one of the hot 4K camera, which can record Full HD XAVC clips 240fps RAW 2k and 60fps RAW 4K recoding. While, with every new camera, come many new questions about workflow. Now some tips and tricks for importing Sony F5 XAVC to FCP, iMovie, FCE are listed below.

As Sony F55, F5 used XAVC format unveiled by Sony. And as I know XAVC is a new recording format which can support 4K resolution (4096 * 2160 and 3840 * 2160) at up to 60 fps. However, XAVC is still not so popular and widely used. So when you deal with the XAVC/XAVC-S footages, for example,importing Sony XAVC to FCP or other Mac tools like QuickTime, iMovie, FCE you may encounter some format incompatibility issue. This article is written to help Sony F5 users to solve such kind of problems.

First all of, you can get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC Converter for Mac(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony’s new XAVC codec to Mac full compatible format and keep original quality at mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie, FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.

Converting Sony F5 video to FCE, iMovie, FCP friendly format on Mac

Step 1: Load XAVC footage

Run Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the XAVC footages and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several XAVC files togehter.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

a. To edit Sony XAVC in Final Cut Pro smoothly, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/x.

b. For importing Sony XAVC into iMovie or FCE, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format.

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3: Start converting Sony F5 XAVC on Mac

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start XAVC Mac conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it will be easy for you to import Sony F5 footage into FCP, iMovie, FCE for editing or do whatever you want with the converted XAVC footages on Mac OS X.

Source:How to Import Sony F5 footage in FCP, iMovie and FCE


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