Import Sony PXW-Z100 4K XAVC into FCP X/7/6
PXW-Z100 enriches Sony’s professional 4K camcorder lines. Utilizing Sony’s XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame recording format, it can bring you real 4K video. Some guys would like to edit the XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 in Adobe Premiere Pro. Unfortunately after import, a few issues occurred. How to solve the Sony PXW-Z100 to Final Cut Pro X issue? Now some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-Z100 to FCP X best workflow are listed below.
As we mentioned above, the PXW-Z100 uses Sony’s XAVC recording format first employed in the PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used for HD (1920 x 1080), QFHD (3840 x 2016) and 4K (4096 x 2160) content. But the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony is still not supported well by Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) so far, not only the 4K video. To edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage in FCP X smoothly, a suggestion is to use Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes, which is a friendly format supported by Apple Final Cut Pro.
It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for better editing and playing. For Windows users, please turn to Acrok HD Video Converter. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the Sony XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 conversion.
How to Convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to ProRes 422?
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere, After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Final Cut Pro” to set MOV format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get PXW-Z100 4K workflow in FCP X, you have keep the original video resolution.
3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC converter will start converting Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X/7/6 on Mac.
After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).
This Sony PXW-Z100 to FCP X Converter can also help you to encode XAVC video to iMovie, Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCE, Avid, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Editing Software > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Final Cut Pro, choose “Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas (AVC) (*.mov)” as output.
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