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Sep 11

Transfer 1080p footages from Sony XDCAM EX cameras to Final Cut Pro for editing

“I have recorded many 1080p footages from Sony XDCAM EX camcorder, which I borrowed from my friends. I haven’t shot or edited HD before now, so need some help setting up the project. when I import Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to final cut pro, it says that the files are not supported, I searched the forum and many people say the MP4 footage need to be converted to prores codec, can you give me some suggestions and what software I need to use?”.

Sony XDCAM EX camcorder is professional camcorder which is great for us to take high quality full HD videos.

If you have got the Sony XDCAM EX and often use it to record 1080p video, you may have the need to edit Sony XDCAM EX MP4 in Final Cut Pro on Mac, but as the user stated above, FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP doesn’t support Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert Sony XDCAM EX 1080p footages to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for importing to Final Cut Pro editing.

1.Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.

2.Install and launch this XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter. Import Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages to the converter.

3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

4.You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Start convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes for FCP editing on Mac.

When you get ready to convert the added MP4 videos on Mac, Click the “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode MP4 to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP editing.

After conversion, you can Importing video files and projects into Final Cut Pro without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

With this Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter, you can easily change XDCAM EX files to FCP for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. You can also find more tips and tricks on FCP and MXF column.

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  1. Kim

    great post, thanks for taking the time to write it

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