Import Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S Files to Avid, FCP, Premiere Pro

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4K and HDR are now available in an easy-to-use camcorder format with the Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder. Using the HLG format, HDR (High Dynamic Range) images can be recorded and processed for playback on HDR screens. Compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) formats, HDR offers increased color and contrast representation that is immediately noticeable. Dual SD card slots, an LCD and viewfinder, manual controls, a 12x zoom range, and a comfortable form factor make the AX700 an all-around camera for anything from family events to professional filmmaking and videography.

With every new camera, come many new questions about the workflow. In this article, we will talk about Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S to FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer workflow. If you meet some importing issues, just read on to get some tips.

Sony FDR-AX700′s XAVC S codec video is MP4 format and it is still not so popular and widely supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. To solve the problem, it will be better to transcode Sony FDR-AX700 4K videos to a more “edit” friendly codec.

To achieve the goal, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX700 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. If meet the XAVC S codec issues on Windows PC, please get UFUSoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download the software and follow the guide to convert and edit Sony FDR-AX700 4k uhd files on Mac.

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How to Convert and Import Sony FDR-AX700 4K UHD footage to Avid, FCP and Premiere

1. Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony FDR-AX700 4k footage for converting.

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2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.

a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.

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b. To convert Sony XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.

c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

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3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony FDR-AX700 4k XAVC S MP4 Mac conversion.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.