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.


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.

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