Is it possible to import Sony X1000V Action Cam 4K XAVC S into FCP 7 for post production? If you are having issues loading X1000V 4K XVAC-S MP4 files to FCP 7 for further editing, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Sony X1000V 4K XAVC S footage to ProRes codec for use in FCP 7 with optimum performance.
How can I use Sony X1000V Action Cam 4K XAVC S footage in FCP 7?
“I like the X1000V Action Cam for the most part – shoots beautiful video and works pretty well, but a huge issue is that I can not use the 4K XAVC S footage in FCP 7. Is there a way to make X1000V XAVC S MP4 files editable in FCP 7? Please suggest. Thanks.”
There are still a lot of people using Final Cut Pro 7 several years after the release of FCP X. Apple has long since stopped supporting older legacy versions of Final Cut. If you still use FCP 7 and want to edit XAVC-S footage shot on a Sony X1000V Action Cam, you may need a third party converter to transcode Sony X1000V XAVC-S material into another format for editing, such as Apple ProRes .mov, FCP’s favorite editing codec, which FCP 7 will recognize and handle well without extra rendering. HD Video Converter for Mac will do the trick for you.
A quick guide on how to convert Sony X1000V Action Cam 4K XAVC S to ProRes for FCP 7 editing
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony X1000V XAVC-S to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its most recent version FCP X. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony X1000V 4K XAVC-S to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.
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