Import Sony FDR-AX33/AX53 4K XAVC S Files to Avid, FCP, Premiere Pro

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The Sony FDR-AX33 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action. It is equipped with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution video at 24 or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video up to 60 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images.

The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec and features pixels that are approximately 1.6x larger than the previous model for enhanced performance in all conditions, particularly low-light scenarios.

With every new camera, come many new questions about the workflow. In this article, we will talk about Sony FDR-AX33/AX53 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-AX33/AX53′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-AX33/AX53 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-AX33/AX53 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-AX33/AX53 4k uhd files on Mac.

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How to Convert and Import Sony FDR-AX33/AX53 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-AX33/AX53 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-AX33/AX53 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.