This paper can tell you two ways of importing Sony XAVC/XDCAM media to FCP X with a Sony plug-in or a professional XAVC converter.
Today, we are going to talk about two guys in our multi-media area, the first
one is Sony XAVC or XDCAM media and the second is the most popular editing software FCP X, which is produced by Apple company.
For Sony fans, you guys must not be strange to the XAVC or XDCAM files recorded by Sony camera, such like Sony PMW-F55/F5, PMW-500/400/300/200/100/50, PMW-350/320/TD300, etc. According to these special recordings, it would be a big problem if you want to edit them in some popular editing systems, For example, FCP X. Now we get into the important point: how to make Sony XAVC/XDCAM media accepted by FCP X. Two main methods are offered below:
Method 1.Sony XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for FCP X
This Camera Import Plug-in provides support for XAVC and XDCAM / XDCAM EX files shot on Sony SxS card, allowing viewing and editing capability in Final Cut Pro X. However, it actually gets some disadvantages, such like the incompatible version with different computer system, some bugs or error after installing this plug-in.
Method 2.XAVC/XDCAM to FCP X Converter for Mac
Easily can convert XAVC or XDCAM files recorded by Sony cameras to the FCP X best format format-Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Also for other popular editing software such as Premiere, Avid, etc. Main conversion process has been allowed here.
When you import the XAVC or XDCAM correctly in XAVC/XDCAM to FCP X Converter for Mac with two buttons ‘Add videos’ and ‘Add from folder’, choose the best output format is important. Fortunately, it has the specific item for FCP X, ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422 (*.mov). Then if you want advanced settings, click the ‘Settings’ item and adjust your video size, frame rate, bitrates, audio channels, etc. For more functions about this program, you can have a free download below. Finally, ‘Convert’ to start your conversion.
Compared with two methods above, no doubt the second one will attract us more. Cause the Sony
Plug-in has the bugs error, version conflict or even the complex cooperation, our second one has multiple function and such easy operation for new users. What are you waiting
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