Import Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S Files with FCP X/7/6

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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. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading 4K XAVC S files recorded by Sony FDR-AX700 to Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for editing Sony FDR-AX700 XAVC S to FCP 7/X are listed below.

As far as know, XAVC S format differs from XAVC in that it uses GOP codec of H.264/AVC for video file compression; it’s not an ideal editable format for NLE based on many users’ experience. So, how to import Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC files to FCP perfectly? To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony FDR-AX700 XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly codec for Final Cut Pro- and Apple ProRes is.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony FDR-AX700 XAVC S footage to FCP friendly format using UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S 4K footage shot from Sony FDR-AX700 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more.

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How to convert Sony FDR-AX700 XAVC S to final cut pro x/7/6 on Mac?

Tip: If you want to import and edit Sony FDR-AX700 4K MP4 video in FCP X/7/6, you can use the same way to convert MP4 to ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 MOV for Final Cut Pro on Mac. If you are Windows user, and don’t know how to get Apple ProRes video on Windows 10, you can try UFUSoft Windows Apple ProRes Converter.

Step 1. Import XAVC S 4K videos

Start up UFUSoft 4k video Converter for Mac (Best XAVC Converter). Click “Add File” button to load 4K XAVC S or 1080P MP4 clips captured by Sony FDR-AX700.

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Step 2. Choose Final Cut Pro formats

Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format from “Final Cut Pro” profile list.

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Step 3. Convert Sony FDR-AX700 XAVC S to ProRes

Click “Convert” button to start Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S to ProRes codec video conversion on Mac. When the conversion is done, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes 422 .movg files for editing in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).