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Feb 27, 2014 12:25 AM

How to convertSony 4k XAVC to 4k Apple ProRes for FCP 7

What is the best way to encode 4K XAVC to 4k ProRes FCP 7? XAVC, as the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 level 5.2, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec based on industry standards. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps), which provides stunning visual treat.  Now, quite a few camcorders adapt 4K technology to shoot videos, such as Sony PMW-F55, PMW-F5, PMW-F5, etc. But if you want to edit 4k recordings in FCP, iMovie, Premiere, you maybe need help to cross the barrier.



"I'm working on a documentary with a lot of different cameras. One of those include the Sony z100, shooting in 4k XAVC. We are editing FCP 7, 23.98 Apple ProRes HQ, looking to finish in 2K.  Is it easier if I make new 4K ProRes 444 master and then transcode to a 422 HQ?"



My understanding is that XAVC 4k is currently not supported by FCP7. Converting 4k XAVC to ProRes HQ for natively editing is a workable solution. Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is outstanding for solving the problems you really cares about when importing 4k XAVC to FCP 7. You can easily achieve 4k to 4k conversion, as well as 4k to 2k. Besides the frame rates you can select are from a widely range, including 23.976, 24, 35, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60. Is there a problem to transcode 4k XAVC to Apple ProRes with 4K resolution preserved? Have you tried everything you can do but lack solution to set proper frame rate? Spending too much time on rendering time? Here you can solves all puzzles trouble you a lot at one time.



This conversion program can be easily found via Google with keywords "Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac"



Below is a simple tutorial to convert 4k XAVC to 4k ProRes for FCP 7. With the advanced HD XAVC encoding technology, the 4-steps conversion process is time-saving and easy-to-handle.



Step1. Load Sony XAVC video



Click "add video" or "add folder" to load your source XAVC videos from XQD cards. You can also drag & drop directly.



Step2. Choose ProRes HQ as output format



Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)" files as the output format for FCP. Apple ProRes 422HQ codec offers the utmost possible quality from XAVC recordings.



Step3. Set advanced profile



Here you can set video size as original to keep 4 k resolutions. And your can also adjust bitrates, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.



Step4. Start to convert



Click "Conversion" icon, iMedia Converter for Mac will start to convert 4k XAVC to FCP Apple ProRes immediately. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export MOV easily.



As a multiple video supports conversion tool, Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is also able to convert 4k MXF to ProRes, 4K MP4 to ProRes, 4K MOV to ProRes, etc.




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