Can't import and edit Sony FDR AX1 4K MP4 video in Final Cut Pro? Don't worry about this. Acrok HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony FDR AX1 XAVC S video to Apple ProRes on Mac. You will edit FDR AX1 video in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 easily and without rendering.
To capture 3840 x 2160 resolution, the AX1 uses Sony's new XAVC-S format, which I think will dominate 4K acquisition for the consumer and prosumer market. XAVC-S employs a more efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP compression with an MP4 wrapper. XAVC S is a fairly efficient codec, enabling a rate of around 1 hour of 4K footage for every 32GBs of XQD flash storage. For comparison's sake, we've been told that a 64GB card using Sony's full XAVC 4K codec will only manage around 15 minutes of footage at 60p. Of course, XAVC nets you full 4-2-2 chroma subsampling, while XAVC S is limited to 4-2-0.
If you recorded some videos by Sony FDR AX1, you may like editing the 4K or 1080P HD video on Mac. Of course, Final Cut Pro is your best choice. With this professional Mac editing software, you can do anything as you want. But, we can't import the XAVC S MP4 videos from Sony FDR AX1 to FCP directly. As we know, Apple ProRes Codec is the best editing video codec for Final Cur Pro, so we can convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. The following guide tells you how to convert Sony FDR AX1 4K XAVC S MP4 video to Apple ProRes 422 codec for use in your FCP sequence.
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you. With this best Sony FDR AX1 Video Converter, you can convert FDR AX1 XAVC S video to ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 on Mac with fast speed. And the conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. If you are Windows user, you can free download Sony FDR AX1 Video Converter for Windows here. With Acrok HD Video Converter, you can convert XAVCS/XAVC, AVCHD, H.264 recordings to any video format on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.
How to import Sony FDR AX1 4K MP4 video into FCP X?
Add 4K Videos
Run Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony FDR AX1 Video Converter. Click add video icon to import 4K XAVC S videos from Sony FDR AX1 to this XAVC S Video Converter. If you transferred your footage to Hard Drive, you can add video from your computer. Certainly, you can drag your FDR AX1 recordings into this program.
Choose Output Video Format
Here, Sony XAVC S Video Converter provided you five Apple Prores profiles. You can choose any one from them. Here, Apple ProRes 422 MOV is your best choice.
Tip: Before conversion, you can adjust the video and audio parameter by clicking "Settings". Click "Edit", you can trim, crop the video on Mac. For getting 3D videos, this Sony FDR AX1 to FCP Converter can add 3D effect onto any video.
Start Video Conversion
Click blue "Convert" button, the Sony FDR AX1 video to FCP conversion will be started immediately.
Edit Sony FDR AX1 4K video in FCP X/7/6
After conversion, click "Open" button, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files. Run Final Cut Pro on your Mac, import and edit the ProRes video in FCP X/7/6 now.