Have you got a Sony PMW F55 CineAlta 4K Cinema Camera? Do you wanna get Sony F55 XAVC codec compatible with Final Cut Pro, you need to transcode F55 XAVC footage to Prores 422 MOV. Here you will find the way.
I'm a MD / producer/director exposure films ltd, I have recorde some videos TV, digital and commercial with my Sony F55. Since the XAVC footage from F55 is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by FCP. To edit my Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video in FCP with a simple way, I have to render to the third-party software to help convert XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 MOV– native format for Final Cut Pro.
Then what is the best XAVC Converter to deal with my Sony F55 XAVC codec? I often use MPEG stream clip, it is awesome but doesn't support XAVC. Then I searched on the web and find an easy-to-use yet professional software called Pavtube XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac, it is only straightforward XAVC converte whic offers the best way to help the users of PMW-F55 to edit Sony PMW-F55 XAVC in FCPsmoothly by effortlessly and flawlessly transcode Sony XAVC footage to ProRes MOV. It is safe to install and easy to use. Below will show you how to transcode Sony PMW-F55 XAVC footage to ProRes MOV in details. (Top 5 Best HD Video Converter for Mac Review)
Transcode Sony PMW-F55 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac
Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC Transcoder for FCP. Install and run it. It's excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start the conversion from Sony F55 XAVC footage to FCP Apple ProRes MOV on Mac OS.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony PMW-F55 XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro under Mac without problems.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.