Import and Edit Sony PXW-F7S 4K XAVC-L to FCP X on Mac OS X El Capitan

Diana Joan

Aug 21, 2015 06:20 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Get a green screen when you try to import Sony F7S 4K XAVC L files to FCP X and have no clue how to solve this problem? Although the upgraded Final Cut Pro X 10.2 has accepted Sony F7S XAVC L files and 4K video editing without the need for the Sony XDCAM plug in. However, 4K XAVC L footage is not yet supported by FCP X.

Sony PXW-F7S

To solve this problem, you will need an application to help you to transcode Sony 4K XAVC L to Final Cut Pro X best compatible editing codec - Apple Prores codec, which can be encoded in any frame size: SD, HD, 2K and 4K. You can either select to use Edit Ready, a powerful video transcoding application to help you transcode 4K Sony Long GOP footage to Apple Prores. If you wish to find a simple solution, you can have a try at our Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a splendid tool to help you efficiently and flexibly output Sony F7S 4K XAVC L files to FCP X editable Apple Prores in different formats to adapt with different video editing requirements.

How to convert and import Sony F7S 4K XAVC L files to Apple Prore for FCP X editing?

Step 1: Add Sony XAVC L 4K files to the program.

Install and run the program on your computer, click the "Add Video" or "Add from Folder" icon to import Sony F7S 4K XAVC L files to the program.

Import source sony 4k xavc l files

Step 2: Define output file format.

In "Format" drop-down list, select Final Cut Pro best editing codec by do the following: "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)".

Choose to output Apple Prores format

Step 3: Start conversion.

Click the right bottom "Convert" button to encode Sony F7S XAVC L files to FCP X preferable mov format with Prores codec.

Once the conversion work is finished, you can click "Open output folder" to get the generated files for import Sony 4K XAVC L files to FCP X for professional post-production workflow.


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