How can I batch convert EX1 MP4 files to ProRes for FCP?

If you want to use Sony EX1 footage in FCP smoothly, you may need a batch converter for EX1 footage. This post introduces a Sony EX1 Video Converter to help you convert EX1 MP4 files to ProRes for working with Final Cut Pro version 6, 7 or X with optimum performance
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Required converting footage from a Sony XDCam for editing in Final Cut Pro 7
“Hello, there all, I am a Production Coordinator, primarily produce TV commercials for my clients. My clients include Audi, Fisher-Price, Samsung, Nickelodeon and more. Recently my job required me converting loads of EX1 footage to Apple ProRes, so that I can use them in FCP 7 fluently. Does anyone know a good bulk converter that would be able to convert a whole bunch of files shot on the EX1 to ProRes files? Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a lot.”

Our Quick Answer
HD Video Converter for Mac can do this as a Sony EX1 to FCP ProRes Converter. It is very simple and straightforward – it doesn’t try to do too much – it just does what it’s designed to do and that’s it – and it does EX1 MP4 to ProRes .mov conversion very well.

Download a demo of HD Video Converter for Mac
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Sony EX1 Video Converter – how to batch convert EX1 MP4 files to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7X?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install and run HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony EX1 footage to FCP Converter. As soon as the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to load your source video files.
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Step 2: Select output format for FCP X/7/6
In order to transcode Sony EX1 files to ProRes for FCP X or the former version FCP 6 and 7, from the Profile list, navigate to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and FCP 6/7, so when loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for the rendering process.
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Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4: Start transcoding Sony EX1 MP4 shootings to ProRes
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to convert EX1 files to Apple ProRes for editing with FCP 6/7/X.

Tips: if you don’t want to wait around in front of your computer for the converting process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated ProRes QuickTime files
When the conversion is finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported ProRes files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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