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Solve Sony RX100 V XAVC S and FCP/Premiere/Avid MC Incompatible Issues

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Sony has also announced Sony RX100 V- an update to the RX100. The new RX100 V gains on-sensor phase-detection system to improve its autofocus performance. It also improves in the video department; now can shoot 4K video from a larger sensor region, oversampling by approximately 1.7x for very detailed video footage. However, the problem that filmmaker considered is that how to import these outstanding 4K XAVC S videos from Sony RX100 V into FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer or other NLEs for editing smoothly. Well, follow this article, you can learn the Sony RX100 V XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC best workflow.

As we mentioned above, RX100 V uses XAVC S format for recording a high bit rates up to 100 Mbps. But it seems Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer does not like the way. As it happens with H.264, XAVC-S is not for editing, is for delivery. Plus, the old version of Final Cut Pro like FCP 6/7, Adobe Premiere like Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer like Avid MC 4/5/6/7 can't support 4K video. To edit RX100 V 4k video in Premiere/Premiere Pro/Avid MC flawlessly, an ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress RX100 V 4K XAVC S files for FCP, Premiere, Avid.

Working as the best 4K video converter app, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the optimal choice for you to fulfill the task. It is able to transcode 4K XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer compatible ProRes, MPEG-2 and DNxHD videos for smooth editing. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. What's more, it might help you change XAVC S to other frequent formats like XAVC S to MOV, MKV, MP4, AVI, etc for playback on media devices. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download it and follow the step-by-step guide to start the conversion.

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How to Transcode Sony RX100 V XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC

Step 1. Install the Mac XAVC S Converter program and run it. Drag the 4K XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

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Step 2. Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

a. For importing RX100 V XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X/7, you can choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)" as output format.

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b. To import RX100 V XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.

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c. To edit 4K XAVC S video in Avid MC, you are recommended to choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the target format.

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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, please turn to "Settings" page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Premiere Pro.

Step 4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting Sony RX100 V XAVC S for importing to Avid, FCP and Adobe Premiere.

Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in FCP/Premiere/Avid Meida Composer perfectly.

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