Transcode Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X

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Sony’s CineAlta 4K Digital Motion Picture cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5 are both very popular among the videographers. The fashion body, compact design and easy-to-use features make it excellent. It’s great for you to use Sony cameras to record full HD videos when we travel or spend holidays. Whereas you will be probably disappointed with the incompatibility of the Sony XAVC footage and Final Cut Pro X (sometimes with no sound, sometimes needs rendering with long time), one of the popular non-linear video editing software.

“Hey, I have some xavc footages recorded with my Sony PMW-F5. Now I want to edit them with FCP X on Mac. However, I can’t even import XAVC videos to Final Cut Pro X. What’s the problem? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!”

Well, this happens mainly because that Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC is not the preferred format by Final Cut Pro X. In fact, anyone who needs to edit XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro X would usually run into such incompatibility problem. Luckily, UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac recently helps solve this problem. By using it, you can easily convert Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) native editing.

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Guide of Converting Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to Prores for Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Load Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC files to the program
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files from Sony PMW-F55/F5 to the XAVC to FCP Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

Step 2: Select output format
You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC in Final Cut Pro X as well as good video quality.


1- If you just want to convert this video for normal use and want it to be smaller in size, then Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov) is suggested.

2- You can also click “Settings” which is marked as step 3 to fix the frame rate, bitrate and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Start Converting Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to ProRes MOV for FCP X

Now click “Convert” and let it go. The XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of Sony PMW-F55/F5 xavc videos to convert, check ‘Shut down computer after conversion’, and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the files to your Final Cut Pro X to edit with ease.

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