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Import Sony FDR-X1000 to Final Cut Pro X

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In this article you will know the best method to import Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S and MP4 files to final cut pro X, and then you can edit Sony FDR-X1000 videos in Final Cut Pro X with native supported apple prores 422 or prores 4444 codec.

Just several weeks ago Sony released its new 4K camcorder, the FDR-X1000. This is sony’s most powerful action camcorder yet. It has used powerful hardware, this makes the camcorder has the ability to record high-definition videos up to 4K resolution. Sony FDR-X1000 can shoot 3,840 x 2,160 4K video at 30fps, 1,920 x 1,080 full HD at 120fps and 1,280 x 720 standard HD at 240fps. Besides, this camcorder can record at 100Mbps with a UHS-1 Class 3 card or 60Mbps otherwise, that’s great for users.

How to import Sony FDR-X1000 to Final Cut Pro X?

“Hello, can anyone help me to get Sony FDR-X1000 recorded XAVC S files imported to Final Cut Pro X? I have used Sony FDR-X1000 camcorder recorded some 1080p videos in XAVC S codec, now I need to edit these footages with final cut pro X on MacBook, I tried to import the files into Final Cut Pro X, but the software said the video format is not supported, so I guess the Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro X, can anyone share a solution? Thanks!”

As the question showed above, many users have got problems to import Sony FDR-X1000 to FCP X, they are talking on many forums, what’s the reason? It is because the Final Cut Pro X can’t support Sony FDR-X1000 recorded XAVC S files. You may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by most editing software including Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Since working Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files in FCP X/7 is necessary to get a good visual effect, so how to convert Sony FDR-X1000 video to an editable file type?

The answer is positive. To convert and import Sony FDR-X1000 video to Final Cut Pro X, you just need Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac to help you. It is the solid tool to help users get the Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files transcoded into a format you want on Mac OS X. This XAVC S Converter offers the optimal preset profiles like ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, or convert XAVC S to Premiere Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie/FCE and more. There is no need to worry about the quality loss. If you want to solve the Sony FDR-X1000 video incompatibility issues on Windows, please turn to Acrok HD Video Converter Windows version.

Convert and import Sony FDR-X1000 footage into Final Cut Pro X

STEP 1: You need to install and run the smart Acrok HD Video Converter Mac and transfer your XAVC S recordings to the program. Join single video clips via checking the “Merge into one” box in Settings.

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Sony FDR-X1000 to Final Cut Pro X

STEP 2: Click on the “Format” bar and choose the best editable format.

For import Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S to FCP X, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.

XAVC S to Apple ProRes

STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button on the XAVC Converter to start the Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S video conversion on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface of XAVC Video Converter. Then you can import the converted Sony FDR-X1000 files to Final Cut Pro X for smooth playing and editing, you can also convert XAVC to Premiere for editing, or use it as 4K video converter to transcode 4K files for you.