Import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video to Final Cut Pro

Summary: Is there a smoothly way to import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III XAVC S video in Final Cut Pro? This article will show you the simple step-by-step tutorial.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is Sony’s flagship compact digital camera, built around a 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video.

“I'm using a newish iMac running El Captian. I own a new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III. I recently shot some xvac-s movies to test the format. I can watch the movies on the RX10 III but they are not recognized by the iMac when when I plug in the card and import it to Final Cut Pro. JPEG and RAW files are recognized. Does anyone know why this happening And how to fix it?”

As mentioned above, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III can support MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S video formats; while, UHD 4K video up to 30 fps in XAVC S format is the favored format for most of its users, for it brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. UHD 4K XAVC S still cannot fully supported by some video editors including Final Cut Pro X.

Before importing Sony RX10 III XAVC S files into FCP, verify that Pro Video Formats is installed on your system. Check for software updates and, if necessary, install the latest Pro Video Formats. This is a good way to import RX10 III video into the Final Cut Pro. But you will find that XAVC S format isn’t a good editing format for FCP during the editing process. You will cost you a lot of time on rendering, and you can’t preview the video well.

As we know, XAVC S format is efficient but it is not ideal for editing, which isn't engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. To enable the Sony RX10 III owners have smooth editing work with the XAVC S clips in Apple Final Cut Pro, we suggest you to convert XAVC S from Sony RX10 III to a Final Cut Pro more "edit" friendly ProRes codec.

How to edit Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S video in Final Cut Pro X?

As known to all, Final Cut Pro works best with video clips in ProRes MOV format. Therefore, the easy workaround is, getPavtube Video Converter for Mac (Best XAVC/XAVC S Video Converter for Mac Review) to convert Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S to ProRes, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S Converter for Mac(El Capitan included). It is able to transcode Sony DSC-RX10 III  XAVC S files to FCP compatible ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 video.>> Types of Apple ProRes Codecs 

Plus, you may also encode Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for smooth editing. Besides, it might help you change Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S to other frequent formats like MOV, MKV, MP4, AVI, etc for playback on media devices. 

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Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter for Mac:

How to Get Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S Support in Final Cut Pro X?

Step 1: Add Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S footage to the program.

Launch the software on your Mac computer, click "File" menu, select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S footage to the program.

Step 2: Choose output format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, move your mouse to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" to select it as the output file format.

Read the difference of ProRes. 

• Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT); 
• Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows. 
• Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material. 

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs. Here you can refer to this article "Differences among Apple ProRes codec".

Step 3: Customize output ProRes parameters.

Open "Profile Settings" window to adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels.

Step 4: Convert Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S Video for FCP X.

Hit the convert button under the preview windows, the program will start Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S footage to Apple ProRes MOV conversion for Final Cut Pro X.

When the conversion is completed, run FCP X and import the ProRes codec footage for post production workflow.

1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.

2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

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