Importing Sony AS200V/W XAVC S to FCP 7/X
The AS series of Sony action cameras have in fact probably been the most used Sony product for skydivers, with the releases of the AS15, AS30 and AS100 in just a few short years. Now the new Sony HDR-AS200V is announced with the option for MP4 and professional XAVC S recording. While, the users would get frustrated when import Sony AS200V/W XAVC S to FCP 7/X for further editing. This article is mainly to solve the Sony AS200V/W to Final Cut Pro importing problems.
Q: "I've recently begun shooting video with Sony AS200V. I can record video in MP4 but wanted to check the better encoder XAVC-S. I'm working with FCP 7 and it does not recognize the XAVC S file. Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated."
You might be in the similar trouble like above. In fact, XVAC S as a new codec does not appear to be supported by FCP 7, FCP X. Then how to import Sony HDR-AS200V videos to Final Cut Pro for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the XAVC S recordings editable before taking to the Final Cut Pro program, the incompatible error won't happen any more.
Since Apple ProRes is the best format for FCP, here we highly recommend to transcode Sony AS200V/W XAVC S to ProRes with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. This Mac XAVC S converter is the solid tool to help users transcode Sony XAVC S footage on Mac OS X(Mavericks, Yosemite included). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro and iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Download the software and follow the detailed guide.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to convert Sony AS200V/W footage to ProRes for FCP
Step 1. You need to download, install and run the smart XAVC S to FCP Converter and transfer your XAVC S recordings to the program from the your camcorder or hard drive.
Step 2. Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing Sony XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with good video quality.
Tip: You also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 3. As soon as all things are finished, please click "Convert" button to start the Sony AS200V/W XAVC S to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, click Open button to get the output videos. Now you can smoothly import the converted XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 as you want.
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