“I’m trying to transcode XAVC files through FCP7′s log and transfer function. Unfortunately, every time the log hits a certain clip near the end of the list, FCP quits ‘unexpectedly’. I can see the media duration for the clip in question is quite long at 1hr 35mins. I have tried setting the capture scratch to different locations on different drives but the same problem occurs. Any ideas guys? Is there a better, more reliable way to transcode XAVC to ProRes422?”
XAVC format is currently in use with Sony’s F5 and F55 experienced 4K camcorders, so the concept of a plug and play resolution for shoppers is not that far fetched. However, XAVC files are not natively supported by Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and must be transcoded to FCP X/7/6 friendly codecs such as QuickTime movie and Apple Intermediate Codec before importing to FCP. To lower the quality loss during transcoding, Apple introduced in 2008 the Apple ProRes family to help Final Cut Pro works more efficiently with HD contents. By transcoding/converting XAVC to Apple ProRes codec, the possible best quality is retained in post-production workflow and you can then edit the resulting media files just as you would edit in QuickTime Movie format. Besides, the rendering time is saved as Apple ProRes codecs are natively supported by FCP X/7/6. The following guide tells you how to convert Sony XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec for use in your Final Cut Pro sequence.
Required software: UFUSoft XAVC to FCP ProRes Converter
About the software: This is an XAVC transcoding tool for Mac OS X only. The UFUSoft Mac XAVC to ProRes Converter deals with XAVC footage straightly from Sony camcorders and exports HD contents encoded in various codecs for editing and playing back. The FCP friendly codecs includes Apple ProRes family (ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 4444), DVCPRO, HDV, Apple Intermediate codec, etc. With this little gadget, you can easily Convert Sony XAVC files for FCP X/7/6, Import Sony XAVC Files to iMovie 11/09/08/iMovie HD, Convert Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) for Avid Media Composer, Converting Sony XAVC Files to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X and convert XAVC to ProRes for FCP.
Below is step-to-step guide to convert XAVC video to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X/7/6.
1.Free download this best XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 converter, install and run it, you will see the main interface of this XAVC to prores conversion software.
2.Load XAVC videos to this program, you can load batch videos.
3.Choose output format, to edit videos on FCP X/7/6 with native codec, you are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s best for FCP X/7/6 editing.
4.You can click settings button to adjust output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, etc.
5.Click convert button to start, this XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 converter software will start the conversion immediately, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.
Now you may have known the easy steps to transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes and import to FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS X, besides XAVC format, you can also convert MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6, convert M2TS to Apple ProRes, convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes, or convert MKV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MVI and other formats, it’s an powerful software, please take a free try, hope it can help you.