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How to Get FCP 7 Work with XAVC S files from Sony FDR-X1000V

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Sony introduces a new 4K recording plus 120 fps Full HD slow-motion capture Camcorder to the Action Cam line -FDR-X1000V. Using the XAVC S codec, the FDR-X1000V can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p with a bitrate of 100 Mb/s or 24p with a bitrate of 60 Mb/s. Wanna transfer Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S videos to FCP 7 for editing after capturing some outstanding videos? Follow up, this article will discuss how to open Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S files in FCP.

The higher bitrate compression of XAVC S means less quality loss due to compression and more information to work with in post when color correcting or manipulating the image. However, the higher bitrate compression of XAVC S is not compatible with XAVC or XAVC S. Only the latest version - Final Cut Pro 10.1 (Final Cut Pro X) adds general QuickTime support for XAVC. Thus, to make Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S compatible with FCP 7, users need to encode XAVC S codec to Apple ProRes via a professional third party program.

Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to perform the task. With it, you can transcode XAVC S files to FCP 7 natively supported media format Apple ProRes on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) with fast encoding speed. What's more, this video converter also provides the optimal presets like MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for Premiere, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, etc. Download it and follow the tutorial below to start Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S to FCP 7 conversion.

Free Download XAVC S Converter on Mac:

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How to Open Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S clips in FCP 7

STEP 1. Click "Add" icon to load your source XAVC S files from Sony FDR-X1000V. Or you can directly drag&drop videos into program.

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STEP 2. Go to "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for editing XAVC S footage in FCP 7.

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STEP 3. If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, pls turn to "Settings" page.

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STEP 4. Tap the convert button; it will start transcoding Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S to ProRes .mov for importing to FCP7. After conversion, you can get the encoded file under "Open" panel. Now, it is much simple for you to transfer Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S to FCP 7.

Read More:

XAVC (S) File Format Extension Details and Tips
How to ingest XAVC S files into iMovie
How to import XAVC S files to Premiere Pro

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