Category: Final Cut Studio

Importing Sony a7 III XAVC S Files to Final Cut Pro 7/X

The Sony Alpha a7 III is a superb camera that has all the benefits of a full-frame sensor without the bulk. It supports 4K video recording in Sony’s new XAVC S codec. However, if you want to import Sony a7 III XAVC S to Final Cut Pro for editing the movies, you may find the high quality XAVC S format is not supported by Final Cut Pro(FCP X included) natively. So what’s the matter? Read this article and you can find you need.

About Sony a7 III

The Alpha a7 III Digital Camera from Sony is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations. Refined for improved speed and low-light performance, the full-frame 24.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor pair to realize an impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate and improved autofocus performance for faster, more reliable subject tracking along with wide frame coverage. This updated Fast Hybrid AF System employs a combination of 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas for quicker acquirement of focus in a variety of lighting conditions, and also maintains focus on subjects more effectively. In addition to speed and AF, the processing improvements also help to realize greater image clarity and reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can further be expanded to ISO 50-204800. Video recording capabilities have also been extended for enhanced quality when recording UHD 4K video with the full width of the full-frame sensor to minimize moiré and aliasing. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the a7 IIII utilizes a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is now effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops.

In general, we can import or log and transfer media files like MOV, AVCHD, DV, XACAM to FCP for editing. But XAVC S is a new one, not widely supported including Apple’s Final Cut Pro X/7. To make Sony a7 III XAVC files compatible with FCP, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to ProRes, which ensures best results when using in Final Cut Pro. UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the XAVC S to ProRes .mov transcoding on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included).

With it, you effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S footage shot from Sony a7 III to FCP highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc. Below are the steps on converting XAVC S to ProRes on Mac OS X.

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CONVERTING SONY a7 III XAVC S FOR EDITING IN FINAL CUT PRO

Step 1: Import XAVC S videos

Install and run the XAVC S to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add”, and browse your files; select all the XAVC S files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Avid, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Step 2: Choose ProRes as output format

You just need to go to “Final Cut Pro-> “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing XAVC S in FCP with good video quality.

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Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 3: Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start encoding XAVC S to FCP on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony a7 III XAVC S in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 smoothly.

Sony A7 III to FCP X-Edit Sony Alpha a7 III 4K XAVC S files in FCP X

If you”ve got a Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like a7 III, the 4K XAVC S format will not be an unfamiliar for you.The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. 4K XAVC S still cannot fully supported by some video editors like FCP X can’t ingest MP4 video from Sony a7 III directly. In this article, I will share the Sony a7 III to FCP X workflow with you.

About Sony a7 III

The Alpha a7 III Digital Camera from Sony is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations. Refined for improved speed and low-light performance, the full-frame 24.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor pair to realize an impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate and improved autofocus performance for faster, more reliable subject tracking along with wide frame coverage. This updated Fast Hybrid AF System employs a combination of 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas for quicker acquirement of focus in a variety of lighting conditions, and also maintains focus on subjects more effectively. In addition to speed and AF, the processing improvements also help to realize greater image clarity and reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can further be expanded to ISO 50-204800. Video recording capabilities have also been extended for enhanced quality when recording UHD 4K video with the full width of the full-frame sensor to minimize moiré and aliasing. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the a7 III utilizes a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is now effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops.

Can we import and edit Sony a7 III XAVC S in FCP X?

We can’t import and edit 4K XAVC S in FCP X directly. As we all know, Apple ProRes is the codec that Final Cut Pro natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert Sony a7 III XAVC S footage to ProRes MOV for edting in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). After the XAVC S to ProRes MOV conversion, you can directly import and edit the 100Mbps XAVC S files in FCP X without any importing problems and need not to search for the latest Sony XAVC S Plug-ins or wait for the release of the suitable one.

As the best XAVC S to FCP X Converter, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac can convert Sony a7 III XAVC S recordings to any video format on Mac, ProRes MOV, H.264 MP4, H.264 MOV are included. You can free download the top Sony a7 III XAVC S to ProRes MOV Converter here.

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How to convert Sony a7 III XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac?

1.Import Sony a7 III footage

Run the Sony a7 III XAVC S to FCP X converter, and click the “Add” button to load a7 III 4K videos for conversion. If you would like to join all the selected files together, please click “Settings” button then check the box of “Merge into one”.

2.Choose ProRes MOV as output format

Click “Format” bar to determine output format. The Sony a7 III offers particular output formats for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). Just click the format bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. If you like, you can choose ProRes 4444 MOV here.

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Tip 1: Settings

You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Tip 2: Output format for iMovie and Premiere Pro

For editing Sony a7 III XAVC S video in iMovie, you need choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “iMovie (AIC) (*.mov)”.
For importing Sony a7 III 4K footage into Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC, Sony a7 III Video Converter can convert XAVC S to WMV/MOV/MPG for you. You can get Premiere Pro profiles in “Editing Software” category.

3.Convert Sony a7 III 4K video on Mac

Click the “Convert” button below the preview window, and the conversion from Sony a7 III XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X starts immediately.

After the conversion is finished, just run Final Cut Pro and import the converted Sony a7 III 4K videos for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on FCP X/7/6.

Convert and Edit Fujifilm X-H1 4K/1080P MOV Videos in FCP X/7

Summary: If you are looking a solution to get FCP to work with Fujifilm X-H1 MOV footage smoothly, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to transcode Fujifilm X-H1 footage to ProRes so as to use them in FCP X/6/7 with optimum performance.

Fujifilm X-H1
The X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Fujifilm aims to position itself as a leading option for professional video and photo work. Equipped with a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro Engine, this camera allows you to capture high quality imagery quickly and with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 51200. A major implementation is an in-body 5-axis image stabilization system, a first for X-Series cameras, which can compensate for up to 5.5 stops of shutter speed to create sharp imaging even when little light is available.

How to import Fujifilm X-H1 videos to FCP X/6/7 for further editing?

There are an increasing number of professional video editing tools that can work with Fujifilm X-H1 4K/1080P MOV files natively including Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). But some people find it is not convenient for them to import Fujifilm X-H1 footage to FCP X for editing.
Here we’d like to offer you the easiest solution to edit Fujifilm X-H1 video in FCP X.

In fact, it’s not hard. The best and easiest way to let FCP X work with Fujifilm X-H1 4K/1080P files is to convert these files to Final Cut Pro compatible formats like ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV previously. You can get the best Fujifilm X-H1 to FCP Converter which can help you to convert Fujifilm X-H1 MOV to ProRes 422/4444 on Mac, the supported format for FCP X that makes it possible to smoothly import Fujifilm X-H1 camera footage to FCP X/7/6 for editing.
Software requirement: Fujifilm X-H1 to FCP Converter

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Fujifilm X-H1 to FCP Converter Features:
Convert any Video to ProRes for FCP
Convert Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, FujiFilm , GoPro MOV to ProRes codec on Mac. Let you edit MOV files in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 smoothly and without rendering.
Convert MOV to editing softwares
Convert MOV for FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, CyberLink, Windows Movie Maker and other mainstream editing programs.
Convert Other formats to ProRes
Transcode MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, MPEG-2 to Apple ProRes 422/4444 on Mac
Convert common formats to any format

Convert MKV, AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV to any format, let you play all formats on tablet/phone anywhere anytime.
Step 1. Install and run this Fujifilm X-H1 to FCP Converter, When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.

Sony XAVC S to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 codec is workable in FCP X and it former version FCP 6 and 7. or you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

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Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p, Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 422 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Tips:
1. If you want to combine several Fujifilm X-H1 MOV clips into one, please tick the box “Merge” in settings;
2. If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
3. This Mac Fujifilm X-H1 to FCP Converter also includes the editing function to let you trim, crop, edit audio, add 3D effect, add watermark and subtitles before conversion.

Step 3. You can click ‘Settings’ button to customize the output parameters, such as codec, resolution, bitrate, framerate, etc.

Step 4. The last step, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Fujifilm X-H1 footage to ProRes MOV for FCP X/6/7 and keep high quality. After conversion, you can import and edit Fujifilm X-H1 footage in FCP X/6/7 with optimum performance.

Tips : UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac also can convert 4K/HD XAVC,XAVC S ,AVCHD,MXF,MP4,MOV ect cameras recording video format to FCP 6/7/X,FCE,iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS5/CS6,After Effects,Magix Movie Edit Pro,DaVinci Resolve for editing on Mac.For Windows users,UFUSoft HD Video Converter can help you convert 4K/HD XAVC,XAVC S ,AVCHD,MXF,MP4,MOV ect cameras recording video format to Windows Movie Maker,Sony Vegas,Adobe Premiere,Adobe After Effect,DaVinci Resolve,Magix Movie Edit Pro,Magix Video Pro X ect for Editing.

Convert and Edit TS Files in Final Cut Pro 7/X

This tutorial will offers you a quick and easy workaround to help you get Final Cut Pro 6/7/X work with TS files beautifully.

You may have lots of .TS files that gained from years of recording. Most of you would choose to firstly cut out all the adverts and then transfer to website for sharing. The point here is, when you try to import TS files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP for editing and customization, you find FCP don’t like the file type. So, how can we edit TS files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without problem? Read on to find the best solution.

Well, from apple Final Cut Pro X product page you will get the information that FCP X best supported video codec is Apple ProRes codec, you will need to convert unsupported videos to FCP X supported Apple ProRes codec. UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac program will help you to do the TS to Apple ProRes conversion. This is a powerful video converter, which supports nearly all the HD, 4K video formats, such as AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, TS, MXF, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, MPG, TiVo, XAVC, XAVC S etc. you can convert these formats to any video formats you need, such as FCP X Apple ProRes codec, Adobe Premiere Pro MPEG-2 format Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec, iMovie and FCE AIC codec, etc. there are rich output formats that you can choose. Now please get it from the link below.

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How to transcode TS files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

Step 1: Install and launch the TS to FCP converter and load source clips to it. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2: Click on the “Editing Software” and you will see options to convert your Fraps recordings for certain video editing software. Since you will be importing the video to Final Cut Pro after the conversion, have Final Cut Pro be your selected output format.

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Step 3: (Optional) Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe.

Step 4: After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the TS to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing TS recordings in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X with light speed.

Edit Canon EOS M50 MP4 Video with FCP/iMovie/FCE

Canon EOS M50 is a versatile mirrorless camera featuring a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor. Combined, these technologies afford a wide sensitivity range, from ISO 100-25600, along with quick performance for up to 9 fps continuous shooting and 4K Video and Full HD 1080p/60 video recording. Well, the Canon EOS M50 records videos in H.264 MP4 format, which is not an ideal editing format for FCP,iMovie,FCE. If you want to get smooth editing with your Canon EOS M50 files in Final Cut Pro/iMovie/FCE, read on to find the solution below.

From its specs, we know EOS M50’s videos are saved in .mp4 with H.264 video codec and stereo sound. This MP4 video format came from Canon EOS M50 can’t be recognized by Final Cut Pro, iMovie or other editing programs easily and directly. To edit Canon EOS M50 MP4 footage in FCP/iMovie/FCE, Apple ProRes/Apple InterMediate Codec is highly recommended because you can enjoy a smoother and faster editing process.

UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is an excellent tool to transcode Canon EOS M50 video clips to ProRes for FCP X/7, AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac OS X. It makes the experience of editing Canon EOS M50 MP4 video with Final Cut Pro, iMovie,FCE as fast and seamless as possible. Download it and follow the tutorial below.

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How to Convert Canon EOS M50 Files for Editing in iMovie/FCP/FCE

Step 1: Load source files

Launch the Canon MP4 converter. Click “Add” icon to load Canon EOS M50 .MP4 video files or directly drag the files into file list. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one.

Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro Profile

Press “Format” option to choose output format: You can select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for editing Canon M50 videos in FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.

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To edit Canon EOS M50 MP4 in iMovie/FCE, you can choose “iMovie/FCE –> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”.

AVCHD to AIC

Step 3: Video/Audio settings (Optional)

Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

Step 4: Start conversion

Start the process to convert Canon EOS M50 .mp4 files to ProRes or AIC .mov by clicking the big “Conver” button.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit converted load Canon EOS M50 .mp4 files with Final Cut Pro or iMovie/FCE.

How to Import Panasonic Lumix GX9 MP4/AVCHD to FCP X and Premiere Pro for Editing?

“Why I can’t preview Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 video in Premiere Pro CS6? How to solve this problem? The loaded video is GX9’s 4K MP4 footage. I haven’t get FCP, should I download the trial version to edit my GX9 videos?”

The Lumix DC-GX9 from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that is also characterized by its rangefinder-inspired body design and sleek form factor. Featuring a 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS sensor, along with a Venus Engine image processor, the GX9 is able to record UHD 4K movies at 30 or 24 fps, record full-resolution stills at up to 9 fps with AF-S or 8MP stills at 30 fps, and work in difficult lighting situations with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600. Additionally, complementing the imaging capabilities, is a Dual I.S.2 system that offers the use of both in-camera and in-lens image stabilization systems to effectively minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops.In regard to the physical design, the GX9 incorporates a tilting 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder and a tilting 3.0″ 1.24m-dot rear LCD touchscreen to suit working from a variety of angles. A top dual dial affords direct adjustment of both exposure compensation and shooting mode settings, and the top plate also avails access to a hot shoe as well as a built-in pop-up flash. For remote use of the camera, integrated Bluetooth LE allows wireless control over the shutter and select shooting functions with a linked mobile device, and built-in Wi-Fi can also be used for transferring imagery to a smartphone or tablet.

With Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX9, you can record 4K MP4 video and Full HD AVCHD video easily. If you’ve got some material from Panasonic’s new Lumix-GX9, you will research possible workflows for Panasonic GX9 to Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro, so as to as have smooth work with the 4K MP4 and Full HD AVCHD recordings. In this article, we will list specifics about a workflow of 4K video through FCP X/Premiere Pro.

Generally speaking, you can transcode Panasonic GX9 4K MP4/1080P AVCHD to Apple ProRes .mov, the native format for Final Cut Pro. For Premiere Pro users, H.264 MOV is your best choice. To achieve this, a professional Lumix Video Converter is needed.

UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Panasonic Video Converter for Mac editing software. It’s able to convert 4K MP4 and 1080P AVCHD files from Panasonic Lumix GX9 to FCP X/Premiere Pro more compatible format MOV video. With it, you may also encode Panasonic GX9 video to iMovie, FCE , Sony Vegas Pro, Avid and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. Besides, it might help you change 4K MP4 to other frequent formats like 4K MP4 to 1080P MOV, FLV, AVI, etc. If meet the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 footage issues on Windows PC, please get UFUSoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert Panasonic DMC Lumix DC-GX9 video on Mac.

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Converting Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 video to ProRes MOV and H.264 MOV

1.Add video files to the software

Run the Panasonic Lumix camera video converter you just set up. Drag and drop the Panasonic GX9 videos to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

2.Choose output format

You just need to go to “Format > Final Cut Pro-> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX9 footage in FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) as well as good video quality.

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For importing and editing Lumix GX9 4K MP4 and AVCHD video in Premiere Pro, go to “Format > Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC) (*mov)”.

Tip: You can also click “Settings” which is marked as step 3 to fix the frame rate, bitrate and video quality to your needs

3.Start transcoding

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start GX9 video to ProRes and H.264 MOV conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

When conversion completes you can find converted video by clicking “Open” icon. After being converted to video editing program compatible format the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 footage can be imported to FCP X Adobe Premiere Pro instantly.

Sony a6500 to Final Cut Pro-Edit A6500 4K XAVC S in FCP X/7

“Hello guys, I have a Sony a6500 camera which is able to capture 4k (3840 x 2160) video at 30p, as well as 1080p video at 120p. Recently, I have switched to a Mac specifically for FCP X. I’m really not familiar enough with this video editing application and I’m having issues working with a6500 4k videos in FCPX. The editing process is unstable and unreliable. Has anyone tried editing 4k videos from an a6500 on FCP X? Please help. Thanks.”

The Sony Alpha A6500 is the flagship model in the form of an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights. What’s more impressive is its capacity to capture stunning 4K videos with high-bitrate XAVC S format at up to 120 fps, ensuring wonderful footage with high bit rate recording. However, as a Sony A6500’s owner, it seems a bit tricky when importing and editing 4K XAVC S clips from Sony A6500 in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X.

Granted that the latest version, FCP X have added general QuickTime support for XAVC S. And you can usually view and edit well Sony A6500 4K XAVC S files in FCP or FCP X with Sony’s special free-of-charge plug-in PDZK-LT2 V.1.2. But it seems that the process is complex and sometimes you will still encounter different importing issues like import slowly, no audio after importing, etc. Fortunately, you are able to fix all these problems with the help of a professional video converter software called UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac.

With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony A6500 XAVC S files to Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6 or FCP 7). The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Besides, supposing you own the previous version of Final Cut Pro such as Final Cut Pro 6 or 7 which can not handle 4K video, this excellent gadget can allow you to compress 4K to 1080p prores for fast and fluid video editing workflow. Below is a brief how-to.

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Converting Sony a6500 XAVC S for Editing in Final Cut Pro 7/X

Step 1: Import Sony A6500 4K XAVC S videos

Install and launch the Mac Video Converter and load the recordings to it. If you want to merge several clips, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select output file format

Tap the Format bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), which is the best format for FCP.

Tips: (Optional) Choose “Settings” to set video resolution (1920 x 1080/1440 x 1080/1280 x 720/720 x 480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S videos, click “Edit” menu.

Step 3: Convert A6500 4K XAVC S to Apple Prores format.
Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert” icon on the right-bottom to start Sony A6500 4K XAVC S to Apple Prores process.

When the conversion is done, you can easily import converted Sony A6500 video to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X for furthering professional editing.

Tips:

1. When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.

2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

Import Canon G9 X Mark II H.264 MP4 to FCP X, iMovie and FCE for Editing

Summary: This post presents how to convert 1080-60p H.264 MP4 video files taken with a Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II for smooth editing on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro X.

Thanks to the styling and small size that quite fit in your pocket, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II compact camera is more like a new member in Canon’s S series rather than the company’s G series, but the degree of direct control justifies its G-series moniker.

The G9 X Mark II has 1080p video recording capability up to 60 fps that you you’d expect on any high-performance compact camera these days. It’s fantastic to record incredible Full HD videos with such a tiny camera, but it may be a pain when you tried to edit G9 X Mark II 60p H.264 footage on a Mac through iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro X. What to do? Convert them first! That’s where Video Converter for Mac comes in.

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How to convert Canon G9 X Mark II 60p H.264 MP4 files for editing in iMovie, FCE and FCP X?

Before we start, you may want to know more about the video recording capability of PowerShot G9 X Mark II .

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II  Videos Recording Capability 
Movie format
MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)

Video Recording Modes 
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps/ 30 fps
Full HD iFrame: 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 1920 x 1080: 15 fps / 30 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps

Working as a G9 X Mark II H.264 Converter for Mac, the Video Converter is able to convert Canon G9 X Mark II MP4 files to AIC and ProRes encoded MOV files for use in iMovie, FCE and FCP X fluidly with lossless quality. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to process format conversion.

Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Canon G9 X Mark II Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.

Step 2: Select output format for your editing program

To convert Canon G9 X Mark II 60p MP4 video for iMovie/FCE, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.

AVCHD to AIC

To transcode Canon G9 X Mark II 60p MP4 files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)

If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Begin Canon G9 X Mark II MP4 to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Express or FCP X with optimum performance.

Tips:
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Panasonic GH5S to Final Cut Pro-Edit GH5S 4K Videos in FCP 7/X

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a camera optimized for movie recording and low-light performance. Revolving around a 10.28MP Digital Live MOS sensor, DCI and UHD 4K video recording is possible at up to 60p and the large individual pixel size also affords impressive low-light performance to an extended ISO 204800, along with Dual Native ISO technology at ISO 400 and ISO 2500. Coupled with an updated Venus Engine, the sensor and processor combination also enables faster readout speeds along with 1.3x less rolling shutter distortion compared to previous GH-series cameras. Internal DCI 4K30p recording is available with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling and a full-size HDMI A connector can be used to simultaneously output to an optional external monitor or recorder. The sensor’s extended sensitivity range has also been used to promote working with V-Log L and Hybrid Log Gamma HDR modes for effectively increasing your dynamic range and affording more flexibility when color grading during post-production.

Panasonic Lumix GH5S can record videos in your choice of MOV, MP4 or AVCHD. Overall we are expecting the image to be most exciting from the Panasonic Lumix GH5S. However, if you want to import the 4K footage from Lumix GH4 to FCP X or FCP 7 for editing the recordings, you may find the high quality 4K videos are not recognized by your editing software. So what’s the available workflow for Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Final Cut Pro?

Panasonic really has a couple of really great 4k cameras available for some time now. However, there’s not going to be native support for the 4K/30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p videos in most NLEs, even if FCP X. How can we import and edit Panasonic Lumix GH5S video in FCP X/7. Not to say it still goes with longtime rendering when you import Lumix GH5S video to Final Cut Pro.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. If you’re facing problems when working with Lumix GH5S video in FCP 7 or FCP X, follow this article to convert Panasonic GH5S video to Apple ProRes codec, which ensures the best results when working with Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).

Transcode Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S 4K video to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP X and FCP 7

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac which can be used as a 4K Video Converter under Mac OS. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly convert any footage, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X/7/6. Besides, the program also supports other various encoders like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD .mov for Avid MC, AIC .mov for iMovie, etc., and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how to do it.

Free download 4K Video Converter

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1.Load Panasonic Lumix GH5S videos

Install and launch Panasonic Lumix GH5S Video Converter, and then click “Add files” button to load 4K MOV, MP4 or 1080P AVCHD videos from Panasonic GH5S or directly drag the recordings to the program.

2.Choose ProRes MOV as the output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

3.Start video conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Lumix GH5S files to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” button to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Panasonic Lumix GH5S video in FCP X or FCP 7 with light speed.

Import & Edit Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC Videos With FCP 7/X

You maybe stuck in the issues when editing Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC files in Final Cut Pro. Well, the solution is never far behind. The article just offers some tips and tricks for importing Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC in FCP 7/X smoothly.

The HXR-NX80 Full HD XDCAM camcorder from Sony offers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5″ touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC S 4K, streams via 2.4/5 GHz frequency bands, and includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control.

The Sony HXR-NX80 provides multiple recording choices are available depending on application, including XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording. While for those who wanna make a film of the Sony Z90V 4K XAVC footage, its incompatibility with Final Cut Pro or other NLEs becomes a big issue. Many users are suffering from this trouble. In this article, we will offer a simple way to edit Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC in Final Cut Pro X/7.

Converting Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC into FCP native codec

Although Final Cut Pro X tries the best to offer support for Sony’s XAVC codec. However, owing to the computer configuration, operating environment, a lot of users still can not import XAVC videos into FCP. Anyhow the high-definition XAVC format is not ideal for editing and postproduction.

To edit the Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC footage in FCP 7/X smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert 4K XAVC to ProRes, the most compatible video codec for FCP.

You can get help from UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac to get achieve your goal. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 4K XAVC and 4K XAVC-S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X as well as Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro without losing quality. Now download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to learn how to ingest Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC file to FCP.

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How to Import Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC o FCP 7/X for editing

Step 1: Load XAVC video to the program

Launch the 4K XAVC to FCP Converter and click “Add” button to locate the Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC files you want to add. Or you can drag&drop the files into software window list directly.

Step 2: Choose FCP preferred format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format, which should work with FCP 7, FCP X perfectly.

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Tips: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3: Start conversion

Now click “Convert” and let the 4K XAVC to ProRes Converter do the rest for you.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the converted Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC files to your Final Cut Pro X/7 for editing without hassle.