Work with Sony F55/F5 XAVC in FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC

Monica Pavtube

Aug 21, 2014 08:46 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

Having an issue importing XAVC footages shot by a Sony F55/F5 camera to an editing program like an FCP, iMovie, Premiere, or Avid MC? It is necessary for you to know whether FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC can work well with Sony XAVC codec or not. You may think about using a specific plug-in to ingest XAVC footage, but Sony has not provided this kind of plug-in yet, and a third-party plug-in may cost you too much.

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Unlike MXF and AVCHD, XAVC is still a new recording format that fails to be recognized by most of NLEs like ones mentioned above, let alone edit XAVC footages. How to solve the video format incompatibility problem? An XAVC converter for Mac will handle the import issue and make it easy to edit XAVC footages shot by a Sony F55/F5. Pavtube Sony XAVC Converter for Mac is just the right one to transcode and convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC footages to video formats compatible with FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC on Mac OS X.

How to Transcode Sony F55/F5 XAVC files to FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid on Mac?

Step 1. Import Sony F55/F5 XAVC files

Run the best Sony XAVC Converter for Mac and import XAVC footages shot by a Sony F55/F5 to it by clicking “File”.

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Step 2. Choose format compatible with FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC

This XAVC converter for Mac provides a variety of output formats for various devices and editing software including FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC. Click the editing software you are using, and then determine the corresponding video format.

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You can also convert Sony XAVC videos to other popular video formats for free playback on devices like Apple series, Android tabs and smartphones, HD media players, etc.

Step 3. Convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC on Mac

Click “Convert” to start conversion from Sony F55/F5 XAVC to FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC supported video format. And after conversion, you’ll get the video format perfect and suitable for your editing programs.

Step 4. Import the converted Sony F55/F5 XAVC

Run your editing software on Mac, and find the import channel to import the converted Sony F55/F5 XAVC to FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC. After importing the converted Sony F55/F5 XAVC, drag them to the timeline area to starting editing.

Apart from Sony XAVC footages, you can also get Canon MXF recordings or AVCHD files to these editing programs.

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