Import Sony PXW-Z280 4K XAVC to FCP X/7/6 on Mac

How can we edit Sony PXW-Z280 4K XAVC in FCP without rendering?

Sony PXW-Z280 - World's first 4K Handheld Camcorder with 1/2-type 3CMOS with 4K 50p/60p recording capability, 12G-SDI (and Dual Link Cellular connection), 17x zoom lens, advanced Face Detection AF. The camera supports modern codecs such as XAVC, as well as legacy codecs such as MPEG HD and DVCAM, allowing you to use one camera to shoot 4K, HD, or SD video.

Canon Sony PXW-Z280 FCP X | edit Sony PXW-Z280 .mxf in FCP X

As the redesigned successor to App Final Cut Pro, the new version 10.0.8 of FCP X has native support to work with 4K or HD in XAVC. Import and edit Sony PXW-Z280 XAVC content is direct, without rewrapping or transcoding. XAVC generally uses the MXF wrapper, with the audio and video in a single file. The flexible structure of XAVC allows you to browse clips using the Media Browser and organize them using camera metadata. You can edit directly from the SxS card via the camcorder, or a card reader, or use the Media Browser to transfer the content to hard disk for better performance. However, if you are using the previous version of Final Cut Pro such as FCP 7, FCP 6 or FCP X (10.0.0 - 10.0.7) or other versions, you will fail to proceed the editing workflow.

So what to do if you capture a number of videos via Sony PXW-Z280 while traveling and want to edit 4K ,mxf (XAVC codec) contents in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), transfer Sony PXW-Z280 videos to QuickTime for playback, or import your 4K shootings to other editing software? To achieve these goals smoothly, a best way is to convert Sony PXW-Z280 XAVC to Apple ProRes encoded MOV format. Below is the quick Sony MXF to FCP ProRes conversion process.

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How to convert XAVC to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro?


Add 4K Footage

Launch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (Best 4K Video Converter, H.265 Video Converter and Blu-ray Ripper). Click "Add Files" or "Add from folder" button on to load your Sony PXW-Z280 4K files. If you would like to join Sony PXW-Z280 video together, just select these files and click "Settings" button to check the "Merge into one" box.

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Select Apple ProRes format

Click on "Format" bar, and select output format from the drop-down list. Final Cut Pro category is are available. Here, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV and Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as output format. For some common protable devices, special output formats are listed for you, such as Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows and so on.

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Tip 1: Adjust the video, audio settings
Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To get 4K resolution, you need create the files with the orginal resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Tip 2: Convert 4K XAVC for Premiere Pro
For importing Sony PXW-Z280 .mxf video into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, you can choose H.265 MOV as output format. You can get outout format under editing software category. If you plan to edit Sony PXW-Z280 footage in Windows Movie Maker, you can choose WMV video as output format.

Tip 3: Editing if you need before conversion
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac provides powerful editing functions so that you can personalize and retouch your videos before converting Sony PXW-Z280 videos. Click the "Edit" button and then select a specific function to open the video editing window. As you see, video editing functions like Trim, Crop, Watermark, Effect, Audio editor, adding Subtitle are provided to let you get the user-defined video as you need.


Start converting XAVC to ProRes

Click the "Convert" button, this best XAVC to Apple ProRes Converter will convert Sony PXW-Z280 4K XAVC to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the "Conversion" interface.

After conversion you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files. And now, you can import and edit Sony PXW-Z280 videos easily in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) without rendering.

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