Summary: Donít know how to import Sony PXW-X70 XAVC videos into FCP 7 successfully? Youíll know what to do after reading this article.
"I am working with a new Sony PXW-X70 video camera that recorded in XAVC codec. I have installed the new ProApps update that is supposed to make it easy to use XAVC in Final Cut Pro 7 which I still use and have also updated QuickTime 7. However neither QuickTime 7 nor FCP 7 will import the XAVC codec files. I have spent time on the X70 discussion boards and no one can figure out why.
I am on a MacBook Pro 9,1 intel Core i7, 2.7Gz with an Nvidia GT650 graphics card and plenty of Ram and power and am running OS 10.9.5"
I believe you have found there are many other Sony PXW-X70 users also having the same problem. The reason to the problem is the version of FCP 7 and Mac OS 10.9 is so old, so it is hard to avoid some bugs causing the problem with importing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC video into FCP 7. Donít worry. I have three solutions prepared for you.
Well, one way, update your FCP 7 and Mac OS 10.9 to FCP X and Mac OS 10.11. Another way, use the Sony XAVC plug-in to help you. If neither of them you want to try to import Sony PXW-X70 XAVC video into FCP 7, then find yourself a professional converter to help you transcode PXW-X70 XAVC videos into Apple ProRes which is the most suitable codec for FCP 7(including FCP X).
If you want to know more about Apple ProRes, please check Types of Apple ProRes Codecs, Apple ProRes Info & Tips, Apple ProRes Specifications.
Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an excellent XAVC converter to help users transcode the XAVC codec to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS 10.9(including 10.11). With it, you can effortlessly decode/encode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files for importing and editing in FCP 7 smoothly, including FCP X. Besides, this XAVC converter also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc. allowing you to convert XAVC videos to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc.
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1. When converting XAVC footage using Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.
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Steps of How to Import Sony PXW-X70 XAVC into FCP 7 with Apple ProRes
Step 1. Load XAVC files.
First of all, connect Sony PXW-X70 to your Mac, transfer XAVC footage to hard disk.
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to this converter. You can also hit Add button to import XAVC videos to the app.
Step 2. Choose the preset codec.
Just click the format bar, go to Final Cut Pro column to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)" as best video format for editing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC in FCP 7 as well as good video quality.
Step 3 Start converting XAVC
Now click "Convert" button and let it go. In a few minutes, the conversion process of Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Apple ProRes will be finished.
Step 4 Import converted XAVC to FCP
Now you are able to import and edit Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to FCP with no problem. You can drag and drop your converted XAVC footage to the left panel of the Final Cut Pro X for editing. Enjoy!
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