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Import & Edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC videos with FCP 7/X

You maybe stuck in the issues when editing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files in Final Cut Pro. Well, the solution is never far behind. The article just offers some tips and tricks for importing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC in FCP 7/X smoothly.

Import & Edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC videos with FCP 7/X
The Sony PXW-X70 provides multiple recording choices are available depending on application, including XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording. While for those who wanna make a film of the Sony X70 XAVC footage, its incompatibility with Final Cut Pro or other NLEs becomes a big issue. Many users are suffering from this trouble. In this article, we will offer a simple way to edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC in Final Cut Pro X/7. 

Method 1. Using plug-in

Apple Final Cut Pro X has added support for XAVC HD & 4K. Make sure to update FCP X, and then visit Sony's site to download their latest import plugin PDZK-LT2. Once installed, launch FCP X and click the import button on the left-hand side.

Note: This plug-in only works for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8 and up. If you are working in FCP 7, then the second solution is right for you.

Method 2. Converting Sony PXW0-X70 XAVC into FCP native codec

Although Final Cut Pro X tries the best to offer support for Sony’s XAVC codec. However, owing to the computer configuration, operating environment, a lot of users still can not import XAVC videos into FCP. Anyhow the high-definition XAVC format is not ideal for editing and postproduction. 

To edit the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage in FCP 7/X smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC to ProRes, the most compatible video codec for FCP.

You can get help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to get achieve your goal. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC and XAVC-S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X as well as Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro without losing quality. Now download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to learn how to ingest Sony PXW-X70 XAVC file to FCP.

How to Import Sony PXW-X70 XAVC o FCP 7/X for editing

Step 1: Load XAVC video to the program

Launch the XAVC to FCP Converter and click "Add" button to locate the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC file(s) you want to add. Or you can drag&drop the files into software window list directly.

Step 2: Choose FCP preferred format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format, which should work with FCP 7, FCP X perfectly.

Tips: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3: Start conversion

Now click “Convert” and let the XAVC to ProRes Converter do the rest for you.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the converted Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to your Final Cut Pro X/7 for editing without hassle.

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