So you just got your new Sony FDR-AX43 Handycam camcorder? Trying to import AX43 XAVC S 4K footage to Final Cut Pro X for further editing? This post guides you through a smooth way to edit Sony FDR-AX43 4K XAVC S video in FCP X.
How do you edit Sony FDR-AX43 4K XAVC S video in FCP X?
“I rencently purchased Sony FDR-AX43/B 4K Handycam camcorder, which captures 4K Ultra HD video for razor-sharp images. This is the second video camera I’ve tried. Got this to record memories of my kids for when they are older to watch!! Camera is super easy to use!! Love that its touch Screen and great overall quality!! However, when I tried to open its XAVC S 4K footage in FCP X, it got stuttered. I guess it’s because my Mac is not fast enough. Is there a workaround to go through this? Thanks for any advice.”
Transcoding Sony FDR-AX43 4K XAVC S video to ProRes would be a solution. With HD Video Converter for Mac, you can quickly find the ProRes output format you want, thanks to the convenient way the options are organized. They’re grouped first by type, and this list includes everything from other devices to Apple devices to editing programs. Once you’ve selected one of these categories, you’ll see the list of specific formats along with the type of device or editing program it’s meant to play on or work with, making it easy to find the right option even if you’re not terribly techno-savvy. Learn how to convert Sony FDR-AX43 XAVC S footage to ProRes for FCP X editing below.
How to transcode Sony FDR-AX43 XAVC S footage to FCP X preferred ProRes codec?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this XAVC S Video Converter software on your computer, launch it and click ‘Add File’ to ingest your source media.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ menu, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for FCP X. When loading them into FCP, 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: 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 FDR-AX43 XAVC S recordings to Apple ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode Sony FDR-AX43 XAVC S video to Apple ProRes for using with FCP X. You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate exported ProRes files
As soon as the conversion process finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes files. Now you are able to open them in Final Cut X for further editing without any hassles.
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