Wednesday, May 29, 2013

XDCAM EX to FCP-Transform Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to FCP 6/7 with highest quality

Summary: This article aims to guide you how to transfer Sony PMW-EX HD Camcorder  MP4 clips to FCP 6/7 for editing on Mac OS 10.8 by convert Sony XDCAM MP4 to Prores with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Sony XDCAM EX camcorders like PMW-EX3, PMW-200, PMW-EX1, PMW 150, etc are great for us to take high quality full HD videos. If you have got one and often use it to record 1080p video, you may have the need to edit the generated XDCAM EX MP4 files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac.

Final Cut Pro 7 is claimed to work with the Sony XDCAM footages by using the third-party Sony XDCAM Transfer plug-in. In order to make .mp4 files from Sony XDCAM EX be editable in FCP, you also need to enable the "Log and Transfer" function. It really does work for some XDCAM owners. However, others are still fighting against incompatibility between Sony XDCAM and FCP, due to its lower version of FCP or missing some procedures. So Is there any way to guarantee you to import XDCAM EX MP4 file into FCP without any hassle? Yes. Here I would like to an easy way out.

In order to edit Sony XDCAM EX MP4 file in FCP, you need a third-party program- Sony XDCAM Converter which helps you to convert the mp4 footage from Sony XDCAM to ProRes natively supported by Final Cut Pro (FCP 6 and FCP 7) without quality loss.

1. Download Pavtube HD Video for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.

2. Install and launch this XDCAM EX to ProRes Converter. Import Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages to the converter.

3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

4.You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Start convert Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes for FCP editing on Mac.

When you get ready to convert the added MP4 videos on Mac, Click the “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode MP4 to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP editing.

After conversion, launch Final Cut Pro 6/FCP 7, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you saved the converted MXF clips with multiple audio tracks to. Choose the files that you’d like to add.

Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

This Sony XDCAM EX to ProRes Converterruns fast, so you can convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. It can also easily change XDCAM EX files to iMovie, import XDCAM MXF to After Effects CS4/5/6, play XDCAM EX with QuickTime and learn how to edit XDCAM EX files in FCP X.