Best Way to convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Prores 422 HQ for FCP

Have you got a Sony PMW F5 CineAlta 4K Cinema Camera? Do you wanna edit and play XAVC on FCP? To get Sony F5 XAVC codec compatible, you need to transcode F5 XAVC footage to Prores MOV format. Here you will find the way. 

Currently, Apple Inc is distributing its best effort to target its users with a latest free update to FCPX which will be featured to support Sony's brand new XAVC codec up to 4K resolution, and the option to display ProRes Log C files from the Arri Alexa in Rec. 709. 

We can have a quick review of the key features and fixes from Apple as below: 
1.Support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution 
2.Option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels 
3.Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render 
4.Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects 
5.Ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline 


This is good news to a lot of FCP7 refugees but before it comes true, the users of FCP 6/7 will still have to face the problem of handling the XAVC footages coming along with Sony PMW-F5 camcorder, which behaves as follows: they can edit PMW-f5 footage in FCP and other popular editors without any problem, because both FCP 6 and FCP 7 cannot recognize XAVC at all. 

For the purpose of converting XAVC footages to FCP for editing, a good xavc converter mac ( Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac ) is required. With it we can effortlessly and flawlessly transcode Sony XAVC footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X. It is safe to install and easy to use. Below will show you how to transcode Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footage to ProRes MOV in details. 

Convert/Import Sony PMW-F5 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac 

Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC Transcoder for FCP to your Mac. 

Install and run it. It's excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc. 


Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. ChooseFinal Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov). 


Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start the conversion from Sony F5 XAVC footage to FCP Apple ProRes HQ MOV on Mac OS. 

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems. 

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves. 

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  1. Import Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to FCP and Burn to DVD

    Summary: Follow this guide to know how to convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to Prores for editing in FCP 6/7 and burn to DVD on Mac.

    Playing with 4K videos is no longer a pie in the sky. It is the Sony FRD AX1, the first 4K Handycam that makes most consumers' dream come true. Upon looking through the introduction of this newest gadget, we cannot help but wow on the tangible cutting-edge technology. It can not only shoot videos at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 in 60p, but also adapts the latest storage standard and Sony's newest format called XAVC S (MPEG4-AVC/H264). To provide a happy post production to the users, a Sony Vegas Pro 12 Edit will be bundled. Have to admit that, the FDR AX1 is the Sony's first all-in-one solution for 4K content production with a price tag less than $5,000.

    The FDR-AX1 records 150Mb/s and for 1920x1080 at 60p you'll get 50Mb/s. But the editing workflow on Mac with AX1 4K XAVC S files is not so fluent. You may encounter problems when you want ot import Sony AX1 XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing. It takes long time to render, and you can't edit the AVCHD footages smoothly in Final Cut Pro 6/7.
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    In order to edit Sony AX1 4K XAVC S clips in FCP 6/7 without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transcode Sony XAVC S footages to FCP native format, say, Apple ProRes Codec. This article will share the way to convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S footages to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV file for FCP 6/7 and burn to DVD on Mac.

    Part 1: Convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to FCP 6/7

    Best Software choice: Pavtube's HD Video Converter for Mac - a top XAVC S Video Converter for Mac.

    The Mac XAVC S Video to FCP Converter is an easy to use yet professional Converter on Mac OS X which can not only transcode Sony AX1 4K XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes codec for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how.


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  2. Several Best Video Converter Reviews

    Summary: Here I found a review of top 6 best video converters for Mac that can help you convert video format from one to another.

    Digital video file conversion is a crucial component of many a filmmaker's workflow these days. Since footage can be taken from so many different cameras, using specific formats, they often have to be altered into something that their editing package will accept. The following paper told us 6 main popular video converters especially for Mac.

    These six apps are Apple's own Compressor, the venerable Squared5's MPEG Streamclip, HandBrake, Systemic's Smart Converter and Elgato's Turbo.264 HD. Several ways we can take a close look at these guys.


    Comparison One: Ease of use
    The programs we've tested that are available through the Mac App Store have the easiest interfaces. Surely a testament to Apple's design leadership?
    Although, interestingly enough, Apple's own Compressor is actually the most complex one - but that's because it also offers the most options.
    The two packages available as web downloads - MPEG Streamclip and HandBrake - are also feature-rich and, as a consequence, end up looking a little complicated to the uninitiated. But they both try hard to simplify the available options by offering presets (for HandBrake) and extensive menus (for MPEG Streamclip). Try as they might, they can't beat the simplicity of just dragging a file and clicking on 'Start'.


    Comparison Two: Available options
    Not surprisingly, the simplest programs are the ones who offer the fewest options. Take Smart- Converter for instance: aside from the row of icons at the bottom, you have no customisation features available to you.
    Video Converter looks simple, but you can modify each preset. You can also crop your footage, trim it and apply simple effects to your clip - although this may be that program's least-used feature as you'd most likely be applying effects with your video-editing package.
    Turbo.264 HD's option may appear limited, but select the Edit command and you'll be graced with numerous options, even embedding subtitles to your converted file (as long as they were present in the original).
    HandBrake is incredibly flexible: you have access to either basic parameters to improve the quality or speed up the conversion, preserve chapter markers or subtitles, but if this isn't enough, there's also an Advanced tab.

    Source from: http://1080p-video-tool.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-6-video-converter-review.html

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