Work with XAVC-Long GOP footage natively in FCP X
Overview: It is a pity that FCP X hardly supports 4K raw XAVC-L files, even in the most recent FCP X 10.2. Some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC and FCP 7 workflow are listed below. If you are a XAVC-L video users, pls read on.
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You maybe ask why the guys are fond of editing XAVC-L videos in FCP X. With a flexible 4K camera system that features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field, Sony PXW-X70 camcorder in fact has attracts so many camera lovers' attention. While for FCP X, the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, it indeed helped us solve so much trouble of editing video clips. However, with only shortage of limited format, it can't support so many various video formats, except .mov which encoded by ProRes.
Here, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (Review) is highly recommended for you to help you out from deeply disappointment. The easy workaround here is to convert and rewrap XAVC-L clips into Apple ProRes codec for FCP X. With this best Mac HD Video Converter, you can import XAVC-L footage to FCP X without losing quality smoothly. What's more, this Mac HD Video Converter also provides the optimal presets like H.265, M3U8, MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for Premiere, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie.
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Tutorial on importing XAVC-L footage to FCP X:
Step 1: Launch the XAVC-L Converter on your Mac, and then click the "Add video" button to import your XAVC-L files directly. In order to import several files at one time, you can click "Add from folder" button.
Step 2: Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec", including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose Apple ProRes 422 .mov as the best output format.
Tips: Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement. (Read also Apple ProRes Specifications)
Step 3: Press the "Settings" icon and you'd better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing XAVC-L footage in FCP X easily.
Step 4: Now, click "Convert" and let it go. The XAVC-L to FCP X Converter for Mac supports batch conversion. So if you have lots of XAVC-L videos to convert, check "Shut down computer after conversion" and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.
Conclusion: Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click "Open" to get the output videos. Create a project and start importing XAVC-L files in FCP X with light speed.
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