Thursday, August 20, 2015

Working with RX100 IV 4K XAVC S in FCP 7

Summary: Couldn’t figure out a workable way to import Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to FCP 7? No worry, this post explains a workaround to convert RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to ProRes for use in FCP 7 flawlessly.

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Sony’s acclaimed RX100 IV camera contains a remarkable advance in photo and movie possibilities- the world’s first memory-attached 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor. Use it to create stunning 4K movies, up to 40x super slow motion, spectacular still images, and more.

“I recently bought Sony’s RX100 IV. I’m working with FCP 7 and it does not recognize the 4K XAVC S files from RX100 IV. I searched online and found FCP 7 will not work correctly with the XAVC S camera file. Does that mean I have to convert the file to an edit friendly format for FCP 7- by converting it to ProRes? If so, anyone know a good XAVC S converter to do this?”

The previous version of FCP, is not compatible with XAVC or XAVC S. Only the latest version - Final Cut Pro 10.1 (Final Cut Pro X) adds general QuickTime support for XAVC. For fast and fluid workflow, Sony has created a special plug-in (PDZK-LT2 V.1.2), a free-of-charge software for Mac which allows you to decode XAVC S to QuickTime. The plug-in supports SxS Card but not the specific Micro SDXC media card recorded by Sony RX100 IV XAVC S video footage. Therefore, you can not use this camera Import Plug-in to preview and import XAVC S files recorded on Sony RX100 IV Micro SD card.

Fortunately, Final Cut Pro works natively with Apple Prores Codec, a line of intermediate codecs, intended for using during video editing to help provide an efficient and high performance workflow with impressive image quality and reduced storage rates. To encode Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to ProRes, you are recommended to use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review). Overall, it is a professional tool for Mac users to transcode XAVC S to FCP 7 with the best quality.


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How to convert RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to FCP 7?

Step 1: Launch the Video Converter on your Mac, and then click the “Add video” button to import your 4K XAVC S videos from RX100 IV directly. In order to import several files at one time, you can click “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

Step 3: Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing RX100 IV 4K XAVC S in FCP 7 easily.

Step 4: Now, click “Convert” and let it go. The Video Converter for Mac supports batch conversion. So if you have lots of files to convert, check “Shut down computer after conversion” and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

Conclusion: Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing RX100 IV 4K XAVC S in FCP 7 with light speed.

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