"Hi. Please Help. I recorded some footage via my Sony PXW-Z90 last week. I want to edit it for uploading to YouTube, but I can't preview the video. Why? Can you help me to solve this problem?"
The autofocus is quite good and will hold on subjects even when shooting through things in the foreground. You can touch the screen to pick your focus point and rack focus by touching different points on the screen. The PXW-Z90 allows you to record a wide range of 4K (QFHD) and HD formats for maximum flexibility from thisstunning palm-sized camcorder. The Z90 supports XAVC QFHD 100Mbps recordings at 30p/25p/24p, XAVC HD Long GOP 422 50Mbps, MPEGHD422 50Mbps*, MPEGHD420 35Mbps and AVCHD.
From its specs, we know Sony PXW-Z90 can capture 4K videos in .mxf format. But the problem is, XAVC file format from Sony PXW-Z90 is beyond the compatibility of Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). Something else, Apple Final Cut Pro can (usually) handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intenseive. In most cases, editing 4K recordinhs in FCP is taxing on your computer. The workaround to import Sony PXW-Z90 4K footage into FCP X smoothly is to transcode 4K XAVC to Apple ProRes.
Acrok XAVC Video Converter is best choice to get the work done. It lets you transcode Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC files to Apple ProRes codec. If you plan to get other edinging softare compatible formats, such as MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, DNxHD, H.264 and more. This XAVC to ProRes Converter will give you a hand. This is a smart tool specially designed for 4k users to preview and convert 4K as well as 1080p recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into FCP X, Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, Avid Media Composer to do further editing. If you have Sony PXW-Z90 video editing issues on Windows computer, get the Sony PXW-Z90 Video Converter to solve the problem. Now, please follow below simple steps to convert Sony PXW-Z90 4K video for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
Free download XAVC Video Converter
Transcode Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC to FCP X edit-friendly format
Launch the best XAVC video
converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load Sony PXW-Z90 videos for converting.
Choose output format
Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes (*.mov) as target format.
Tip 1: If the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" icon 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 Sony PXW-Z90 4K workflow in FCP X, you can keep the orginal video resolution.
Tip 2: Before conversion, you can click "Edit" icon to edit the Sony PXW-Z90 files via this 4K Video Converter. On the "Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add 3D effect, reset, and adjust volume.
Tap "Convert" button to start converting Sony PXW-Z90 4K XAVC video for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS X. Once the conversion is done, you can load the converted footage into FCP X/7/6 for editing smoothly with ease.
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