How to Import Sony PMW-F5/F55 to FCP for Editing
Speaking of HD camcorders, how can we ever miss the fantastic Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 camcorders? Both models are capable of capturing HD, 2K, QFHD (3840×2160) and true 4K (4096×2160) for users’ options. They are the first camcorders to adapt the newest XAVC format which has brought some problems inevitably, such as “Hello, I’m attempting to import Sony PMW-F5 to FCP for editing but I was told that the files was invalid.” or “I have shot several videos with PMW-F55 and want to trancode Sony PMW-F55 to FCP for customized editing, how can I do it?” —the list goes on and on.
Actually, we have got two ways to convert Sony PMW-F5 to FCP or import Sony PMW-F55 to FCP easily. The first one is to install the plug-in “plugin “PDZK-LT2 vs1.10” which allows users to edit XAVC in FCP X, that sounds great, but the only fly in the ointment is that the original quality might be degraded. In order to edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP X or even FCP 7/6 with ZERO original quality loss, the wisest choice is to use the third-party software—Doremisoft XAVC Video Converter for Mac to convert XAVC footages to ProRes 422 MOV–favorable format for Final Cut Pro. It is considered to be the best assistance to help import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP and edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP with time and effort saving.
Note: If you are running Windows please refer to XAVC Video Converter for Windows to help you handle all XAVC problems easily.
Except for allowing you to edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP without limitation, this great Mac XAVC Converter also supports converting XAVC video to other editing software such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and Aivd, etc.
Detailed guidelines of converting PMW-F5 XAVC footages to FCP are illustrated in the following.
Step 1: Import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to the Program
Download the XAVC Converter as per the download link above and then run it. Click the “Add Files” button in the main screen to load the individual or batch XAVC videos files into the program. Of course, you can import the files by dragging and dropping directly.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV to be the Output Format
Since we want to edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP, we should choose “Final Cut Pro”->”Apple ProRes 422 MOV” as the best output format from the drop-down list by clicking “Convert to” menu. You can convert XAVC to any other video format since there are lots of optimal presets provided by the converter.
Note: Following the same steps, you can import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP without any hassles.
Step 3: Start to convert Sony PMW-F5 to FCP
With the profound editing features provided, you can perfect the XAVC video files by cropping the video, merging the videos or adding effects to the video freely. After that, click “Start” to launch the conversion and it will be done in several minutes. Besides, it also supports batch conversion so as to save your time.