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Converting Sony FS5 .MXF files for Editing Smoothly on Mac/Windows

Summary: This article aims to teach you how to convert Sony FS5 MXF footage on Mac or Windows so that you can open, play and edit Sony F5 MXF files easily without hassle.

You may have tried every way to import MXF files from Sony FS5 to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker, PowerDirector or Sony Vegas for editing, but failed. Actually, those high-compressed with high data rate MXF videos are difficult to be recognized and supported by various non-linear editing systems (NLE). In cases like these you could convert MXF to MOV, MPEG-2, WMV or other edit-friendly formats for playing, editing Sony FS5 footage on Mac/Windows flawlessly. This article provides some possible solutions that definitely worth your time to give it a try.

Having been practiced successfully by thousands, a professional MXF converting tool – Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is required in the Sony FS5 MXF/XAVC conversion. The one used in this guide caught our attention because it preserved the video quality and finished the Mac conversion at superb fast speed.

Overall, the program is a professional yet decent Mac MXF Converter. It lets you transcode MXF recordings shot by Sony FS5 as well as Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series cameras, Sony XDCAM HD camcorders to native codecs like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD which ensure the best results for editing with your video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For Windows users, you can turn to MXF converter. Below are the steps to convert Sony FS5 MXF files on Mac OS X. Actually, it works the same as on Windows. Just get the right version of the MXF converting tool.

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Step 1: Add mxf/xavc videos

Click “add video” button to import the MXF files. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder.

Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click format to choose output format from the drop-down menu. If you want to edit MXF file in FCP, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov). And for editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

P.S. Besides transcoding MXF to ProRes MOV, converting MXF to AIC, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac also support converting MXF file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 4, etc.

Step 3: Start the MXF conversion on Mac

Click “convert” to start converting MXF clips from Sony FS5 on Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and more. After conversion, you can watch your MXF file on Mac or editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie without problem.

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What if Avid Media Composer won't import H.264 video files?

Summary: Want to transfer H.264 video files into Avid Media Composer for further editing, only to find Avid won't accept H.264 video files at all? That's a common problem, let's present some tips for helping you fix this issue.

H.264 is a next-generation video compression format. Thanks to its marvellous features of offering better quality at lower file sizes, it has been popular with the world for a long while. However, this codec seems to be not ideal for working on editing software like Avid Media Composer:

"Is anyone else having the same problem? Avid always crash when I try to export/import with h264 codec. I'm on MC5. The crash report is always "0x0 etc...", no more explanation."

In fact, based on our multiple tests, some H.264 footage like from GoPro HD(H.264 .mp4), Canon EOS(H.264 .mov), Nikon DSLR(H.264 .mov) can’t be natively recognized by Avid Media Composer program. But, as all we know, DNxHD.mov is usually regarded as the most compatible format for all versions of Avid Media Composer, that's to say, in order to edit H.264 files in Avid Media Composer smoothly, converting H.264 to DNxHD.mov is your optimal choice!

To be frank with you, it's not hard as you imagine and can be well down with the help of Brorsoft H.264 Video Converter for Mac. Overall, it is one of the best Mac H.264 to DNxHD converter tool for you. The program comes with several optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to convert H.264 to DNxHD .mov for using in Media Composer directly without any rendering or codec problems. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert H.264 to Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X(El Capitan included).

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Tutorial: Encoding H.264 clips to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Install and launch H.264 Video Converter on your Mac, and then import H.264 files to the converter.

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several H.264 clips together.

Step 2. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

Step 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4. Click convert button to start transcoding H.264 videos to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

With the H.264 to Avid converter, you can easily encode H.264 files to Media Composer for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your source H.264 footages to Avid in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.

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Sony A6300 and Mac OS X Workflow - Edit A6300 4K XAVC S in FCP 7, FCP X/iMovie/FCE

Is there any way to edit Sony A6300 4K XAVC S video in Apple softwares like FCP, FCE, iMovie? To make it true, you need to convert Sony XAVC S to ProRes MOV for Mac FCP/iMovie better importing and editing. XAVC S Video Converter is your best choice to convert XAVC S video on Mac and Windows.

Not long ago, the Sony a6300 was announced. After spending a day working with the camera, I am amazed at how far filmmaking technology has advanced in recent years. We’re barely into 2016 and already it is apparent that it is going to be an amazing year for tech lovers who are looking for new and affordable tools for expressing their creativity. For under $1,000, the Sony a6300 offers features which were previously unheard of in this price range. 4k (UHD) resolution, S-Log 2, S-Log 3, APS-C sensor size and an interchangeable lens system, full-HD slow motion, and up to 120 fps (NTSC mode) are all available on a budget, thanks to the a6300.

*XAVC S 4K (UHD) internal recording
*1080 100/120fps recording

While, if you want to edit the XAVC S videos from Sony a6300, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by most editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE, etc. So, how to import Sony XAVC S clips from Sony a6300 to iMovie, FCP, FCE correctly?

As known to all, Final Cut Pro works best with video clips in ProRes MOV format. Therefore, the easy workaround is, get Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to convert XAVC (S) to ProRes, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.Download it and follow the step-by-step guide to convert XAVC (S) files from Sony A6300 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Below is the simple guide about how to convert Sony A6300 XAVC S footage into FCP, iMovie, FCE

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart XAVC S Converter Mac and transfer your XAVC S recordings to the program from the Sony A6300. Join videos clips via checking the “Merge into one” box.

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

a. To edit Sony A6300 XAVC S in FCP X/7/6, please select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.

b. For iMovie or Final Cut Express, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony A6300 XAVC S video conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/Movie/FCE.

Additional Tips:

This powerful Mac XAVC S Converter not only can help you to convert XAVC S files, but also can help you convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro, Adobe PP, Avid MC, iMovie compatible format that you recorded from Sony Alpha 7s. In other words, this video app can aid you to resolve all the importing incompatible issues on Mac OS X.

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How to solve Canon 60D/7D/10D and iMovie incompatible issues

Summary: Below is a simple step by step guide for you to smoothly import and edit EOS 7D, 10D, 60D footages in iMovie on Mac.

I’ve been researching possible workflows for Canon 60D and iMovie, as I will work with the Canon EOS 60D MOV footage. From a Canon forum, I got know that Canon 60D as other Canon EOS cameras like 7D, 10D can shot videos in MOV format. While, this MOV video format came from EOS 60D/7D/10D is a FULL HD format that is highly compressed, so we can not easily and directly import and edit Canon 60D/7D/10D .mov in iMovie on Mac OS X.

Actually, to get Canon 60D, 7D, 10D footage editable in iMovie, a quick fix is to convert Canon H.264 MOV to Apple InterMediate Codec, an ideal format for using in iMovie program. To achieve the goal, you just need to free download the Canon MOV Converter- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It can not only transcode MOV from Canon EOS 7D/60D/70D/10D/6D to iMovie suitable video format, but also do some little editing some simple editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.

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The Steps: Converting Canon 60D/7D/10D MOV footage for iMovie

Step 1: Load MOV files to the software

Install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, and then click "Add" button to browse to Canon MOV footage either from SD card or drag the footage from your camera to the program.

Step 2: Select iMovie preferred format

Click “format” bar to choose the output format. For iMovie, click and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express—> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as the output format

Tip: By clicking “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Canon T4i MOV source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3: Start transcoding Canon MOV files

Click “Convert” and start the Canon MOV to AIC conversion on Mac OS X immediately.

More Tricks and tips for the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion:

1. In order to split videos beyond the size limitation while uploading to website, please click the “Split” button on the mian interface
2. If you want the HD converted files with a smaller size, please reduce the video size in Settings from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720

When the conversion is 100% completed, you can easily and effortlessly add the converted AIC MOV files to iMovie. You can bring and edit Canon 60D/7D/10D MOV footage in iMovie without any issue.

Additional Tips: If you want to edit Canon MOV videos in Final Cut Pro, you just need to choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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How to Enable GoPro 4K videos workable in Pinnacle Studio

Normally receive some media source in a format I can stick on Pinnacle Studio, but when I got some 4K videos from GoPro Hero4, it seems that the 4K videos are not compatible with Pinnacle.

Problems to ingest GoPro 4K MP4 to Pinnacle Studio
"I am testing workflow for my new GoPro Hero 4 and have settled on shooting in its MP4 format. I am now trying to figure out how best to transcode to MPEG-2 for use in Pinnacle Studio 18. But i can not enable GoPro 4K videos workable in Pinnacle Studio without quality loss, i can't make it , how to solve it?"

I’ve scoured the internet, tried everything I could find and finally got a decent solution. What I need to do with the current project is take the 4K videos and then convert the GoPro 4K MP4 files before importing into Pinnacle. Any one here who has the similar issue when importing GoPro 4K video into Pinnacle Studio, this page could give you some clues.

Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application manufactured by Pinnacle Systems, a division of Avid Technology. It is the consumer-level counterpart to Pinnacle's former professional-level software. Although, it claims that Pinnacle Studio is compatible with the MPEG-4 files, H.264 MP4, a compressed output format is still not an ideal editing format. To get Pinnacle Studio working beautifully with GoPro MP4 files, the easy workaround is to transcode the GoPro MP4 to a format that Pinnacle natively supports.

Brorsoft Video Converter is a professional tool that can deal with GoPro videos regardless in 4K, 2K or HD to MPEG for Pinnacle Studio editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. Now just download its free trail version and follow the below guide to convert GoPro 4K MP4 for playing and editing in Pinnacle Studio perfectly.

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Guide: Best Way to import GoPro 4K files to Pinnacle Studio natively

Step 1: Load 4K videos from GoPro

Run GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Converter and load 4K MP4 clips to it by clicking “Add” button. You can also drag and drop the 4K files to the software directly from your Hard drive.

Step 2: Choose Pinnacle compatible format

Click “Format” bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

Tip: You can also click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit GoPro 4K movies in Pinnacle Studio easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Pinnacle editing.

Step 3: Convert GoPro 4K to Pinnacle Studio

Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding 4K video from GoPro Hero 3, Hero 4 for Pinnacle Studio.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted GoPro 4K files into Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17/18 for editing smoothly with the best quality.

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Tips for Transferring M2TS files to Windows Movie Maker

Summary: Tried to import M2TS files into Windows Movie Maker for further editing, only to find Windows Movie Maker failed to open M2TS files? The easy workaround is to convert M2TS to WMV video format, read on this post to learn how-to!

M2TS is a filename extension used for the BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream container file format. It is used for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. Many AVCHD camcorders, such as the Sony HDR, Panasonic Lumix, Canon VIXIA/Legria camcorders can capture videos in .m2ts(another extent of .mts) video formats. The point here is, when you import M2TS to Windows Movie Maker, you may get some troubles that you can't get .m2ts video into Windows Movie Maker directly:

"Well i got a huge predicament, with my older capture card that i used to have was the "Roxio HD pro" that i recorded my first 30 or so video's, it recorded the file type into a M2TS format. Which does not load up into Windows Movie Maker. Any quick solution?"

In fact, Windows Movie Maker has added the AVCHD .mts, .m2ts formats as the input video, but there are so many limits you are facing like, system requirements, video frame rate, whole AVCHD structure(Windows Movie Maker can't recognize single M2TS video), etc. So if you want to edit your M2TS files with Windows Movie Maker smoothly, you will need to transcode .m2ts files to Windows Movie Maker supported format such as WMV.

To finish the task, it's undoubtedly that a video conversion program is needed. You can just get Brorsoft M2TS Video Converter here to convert M2TS files to WMV for Windows Movie Maker. No extra tools are required. The original quality of M2TS AVCHD files will be kept. Download it and follow the steps below to convert M2TS videos to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

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Convert M2TS video clips to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Add M2TS video files

Install and launch the M2TS to Windows Movie Maker Converter and load source clips to it. If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to combine several videos to one file.

Step 2: Choose Windows Movie Maker supported format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Step 3: Determine video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You’re advised to adjust the A/V parameters to be the same with source MTS files so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size.

Step 4: Start converting M2TS to Windows Movie Maker

Click the convert button, the AVCHD converter will start encoding AVCHD .m2ts/.mts for importing to Windows (Live) Movie Maker.

Once the conversion is finished you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit M2TS files with Windows Movie Maker. Just import the converted files to WMM for editing via its "Import video" option.

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Nikon H.264 iMovie Workflow-Transcode Nikon Coolpix S33 MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie

You may find that iMovie does not support Nikon COOLPIX S33 H.264 video. Just follow this simple guide, which offers you a quick fix for the problems with Nikon S33 MOV and iMovie 11/09/08.

The Nikon COOLPIX S33 is a low-cost, water-proof, dust-proof, freeze-proof, and shock-proof compact designed, in Nikon's own Words, 'for all the family'. As well as being tough and inexpensive, the COOLPIX S33 is very easy to use. Both the physical controls on the camera itself, as well as the menus, are very simple. Almost everything, including exposure and focus, is automated, with a range of scene modes for things like shooting underwater or at night and for adding effects.

Movie File Format:
MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)

Whereas, when users wanna import Nikon S33 MOV to iMovie 11 for editing before sharing with friends, problems occurred: the iMovie can’t handle the 1080p H.264 files perfectly, the editing work seems so slow.

Fortunately, I’ve found out the solution to fix the Nikon MOV H.264 in iMovie issues. If you are also the Nikon S33 owner and had the similar trouble with iMovie 10, 09, 08, go through the article to check out the solution.

So how to import video clips from Nikon COOLPIX S33 into iMovie for editing smoothly with no problems? The reason behind that you can’t edit Nikon DSLR recordings in iMovie smoothly is due to the format and codec. H.264 MOV is a long GOP format highly compressed that is not a good editing format for some common editors. The best method to solve those problems is to transcode Nikon COOLPIX S33 MOV to iMovie most compatible format, for instance, the Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon H.264 MOV Converter.

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The Steps:

Step 1: Download, install and run the video converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the Nikon MOV videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.

Step 2: You can directly choose the preset iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. If necessary, click Settings icon to do some simple editing.

Tips: 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 on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Once you have all the required settings, you can click on the Convert button to automatically start the Nikon S33 H.264 to iMovie conversion.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie. Choose File > Import > Movies..., and browse to where you save the converted H.264 clips to. Select the videos that you'd like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Nikon COOLPIX S33 H.264 footage in iMovie 08/09/11 without problems.

Overall, the Nikon MOV Converter comes with supports for a wide range of video editing software and media devices, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express. It helps you convert Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic cameras recordings to any editable format like MPEG-2, DNxHD, ProRes, AIC. mov, etc as you need without any quality loss. If you are troubled by the importing issues on Windows, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

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Solve Sony Vegas won't open Sony Action Cam 4K XAVC S/MP4 files Problem

Summary: This article aims to assist you import and edit Sony ActionCam footage in Sony Vegas without any hassles, by converting 4K XAVC S/MP4 video from Sony ActionCam to WMV.

Sony's Full HD Action Cams like HDR-AS100V, HDR-AZ1VR, HDR-AS20 offer outstanding image quality, simultaneous multi-angle shooting, improved blur reduction, remote video recording. It's the smallest wearable action sports camera for premium point of view filming! However, you'll get a bit frustrated when importing XAVC S/MP4 files from Sony Action Cams into Sony Vegas for further editing: no aduio, program crashes, files can't be recognized...

Based on our multiple testing, we find that the reason behind the fact you can't successfully ingest those recorded XAVC S or MP4 video to Sony Vegas is neither the XAVC S clips nor the MP4 codec both beyond the Sony Veags compatible ability. In addition, handling with 4K video files is extremely hardware intensive for the majority of editing software. On this case, supposing that you want to make smooth editing Sony Action Cam footage in Vegas, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S/MP4 to a more editing-friendly codec, such a Sony Vegas' MPEG-2 or WMV.

Along with some help from Brorsoft Video Converter - a top Sony Action Cam XAVC S/MP4 converter app, it can be done quickly. Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC S/MP4 to Sony Vegas Converter. With it, you can convert Sony a7S, Sony AX100, AS100V and more recorded XAVC S videos to Sony Vegas preferred WMV video without any quality loss. What's more, it can also transcode XAVC/XAVC S clips for editing in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc flawlessly.

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Converting Sony Action Cam footage for Editing in Sony Vegas

Step 1. Import Source Video

Launch Sony Action Cam Video Converter and click add button to import 1080p XAVC S or 4K video to the program. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

Tip: You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.

Step 3: Start the conversion.

Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit Sony Vegas Cam MP4 or XAVC S video files with Sony Vegas Pro 8/9/10/11/12 at ease.

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Guide to Work Sony Alpha 7S II 4k xavc s files in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X

Get some XAVC S videos from Sony Alpha A7S II, but Final Cut Pro 7 does not recognize the XAVC S codec? If so, follow the easy workaround here to solve Sony A7S II XAVC S to FCP 7 incompatible issues.

Sony Alpha 7s II, or simply the A7s II, is capable of recording 4K videos internally (3,840 x 2,160) at 24 or 30fps in the XAVC S format. However, there are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit Sony A7S II XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 7.

"Hello, everyone! I have some XAVC S 4K footage taken with my new Sony a7s II camera which I want to edit in Final Cut Pro 7. My issue is that FCP 7 won’t import these files. I searched online and found some said Final Cut can’t support XAVC S 4K. Is that true? If so, how can I make FCP 7 work with my A7s II 4K footage in XAVC S format? Please suggest a solution if you know. Thanks."

Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. The easy workaround is to transcode A7S II XAVC S footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. Check out the solution here.

To convert XAVC-S to ProRes quickly and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Final Cut Pro. With it, you can do batch conversion from XAVC, XAVC S, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, MKV, and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. Just download, install and launch this great Mac XAVC video converter and then follow the tutorial to work Sony A7S II XAVC S footage in FCP 7 and FCP X smoothly.

How to convert Sony A7S II XAVC-S to ProRes for FCP 7/X

Step 1: Add XAVC S files

This program offers you two doable ways to upload your A7S II XAVC-S files. You can either click the “Add Files” button to browse your hard disk or local directories and load the target files or simply drag your local XAVC S videos onto the interface.

Step 2: Choose ProRes as output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Step 3: Start transcoding

Lastly, simply click the big arrow-like “Convert” button to start converting Sony A7S II XAVC S to ProRes MOV. The output videos will ensure the maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X.

Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted Sony Alpha a7S II XAVC S file to FCP X/7/6 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.

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Canon XC10 4K MXF footage importing issues with Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12/11

Does Canon XC10 recorded 4K MXF footages just go straight to Premiere Elements? In this article, we’ll give you the tips how to import and edit XC10 MXF with Premiere Elements without problems.

Though Canon XC10 camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. “I’ve got a ton of Canon XC10 footage that I’m trying to import the XC10 4K MXF files to Premiere Elements 13 for further editing. Since the files come out natively as MXF, Premiere Elements 13 couldn’t recognize these files at all, let alone do the polishing work. What should I do?”

Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet. It's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The Internet is full of discussions on this issue, but we don't know why Adobe can't fix it? The bottom line, however, is that once you convert your XC10 4K MXF files to H.264 MOV using Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, there are absolutely no problems regardless of file lengt...which in our case is perhaps a four minute movie.

We were concerned with possibly losing quality by transcoding Canon XC10 4K MXF to H.264 for Premiere Elements with Brorsoft. But a side-by-side comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference. We thought some users might want to know this because it permits Premiere users to rectify this problem and continue on with it. So we share the workaround here for people who wanna import Canon XC10 4K MXF to Premiere eLEMENTS for edit without meeting the error "ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN".

Download MXF Converter:

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert Canon XC10 4K MXF to Premiere Elements for smooth editing

Step 1. Install and launch the MXF converting program on your Mac. Click "Add" button to load the source MXF files. (Or you can drag & drop the MXF files to the software's window list.)

Tip: You can click the button "Merge into one" to combine MXF clips to one file.

Step 2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.

Tip: You can click "Settings" button to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 3. Click Convert button to start transcoding MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MPG videos which can be imported to Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13 directly. You've done.

Additional Tips:

1. While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder (like a P2 Card). If you only have some loose .MXF clips, you files will have image only without audio.

2. This versatile MXF to Premiere Elements Converter can also export optimal formats for Avid MC, FCP, iMovie, etc editing programs. If you want to edit MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output; For iMovie or FCE, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format.

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