Summary: Tricks for Importing/Editing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 by transcoding PXW-Z100 XAVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec on Mac.
The Sony PXW-Z100 uses Sony’s XAVC recording format first employed in the PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used for HD (1920×1080), QFHD (3840×2016) and 4K (4096×2160) content. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit, with an intra-frame system that compresses each frame individually at a maximum bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps during 4K 50p or 60p recording respectively and 223Mbps during HD 50p or 60p recording. The XAVC format is ideal for those looking to implement a high-quality, secure and worry-free workflow.
I like easy editing XAVC vidoes with Final Cut Pro for family movies like interesting events, cats, building a snowman and so on. XAVC files are not supported by many editing software and devices, such as FCP X/7/6, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc. How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos in FCP on Mac? UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac which is the best XAVC to FCP Converter to transcode Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC Videos to Apple ProRes 422 perfectly compatible with FCP on Mac.
If you have the same problem about editing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC Videos in Final Cut Pro X/7/6, you may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Load XAVC files to Sony PXW-Z100 to FCP Converter.
Download UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac and import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to it. Click “add video” (You can also drag Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files into it directly.)
Step 2: Choose the output format
Click the “Format” and choose the “Final Cut Pto -> Apple ProPres 422 (*.mov)” files as the output format.
Step 3: Adjust the output video/audio’s parameters as you want.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps for PAL), video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in FCP.
Step4: Convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV
Click “Start Conversion” icon. UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter will convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to ProPres 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 at high speed. So here, everything is all done, easier than you expect.