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Import Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S MP4 to FCP X/7/6 for editing

Sony FDR-X1000 is a compact, splash proof wearable device that shoots up to 4K resolution. The Sony HDR-FX1000 Handycam is the highly-anticipated successor to the acclaimed HDR-FX1. It’ll record in 4K up to 30, 1080p up to 120fps and 720p up to 420fps. Sony’s FDR-X3000 Action Camera produces sharp videos and still images with reduced motion artifacts from vibrations and other camera movement. Using the XAVC S codec, the FDR-X3000V can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p with a bitrate of 100 Mb/s or 24p with a bitrate of 60 Mb/s. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p at 50 Mb/s in XAVC S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode.

“I love shooting with my new Sony FDR-X3000 camcorder. But the 4K footage by Sony FDR-X3000 are XAVC S format. I can’t import and edit them with Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on my Mac. Could some tell me the steps for editing Sony FDR-X3000 4K XAVC S MP4 with Final Cut Pro.”

For uploading your Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 footage to share websites better, you may need to edit the 4K XAVC S video via Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. As the popularity of XAVC S codec, more and more NLE’s can natively supports HD &4K XAVC S. While, many importing issues still exist when users working with XAVC S vodeos in editing software. The point is here, you will find it a painful experience to import Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S recordings to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X to edit the movies. The basic reason why we can’t work this 4K video with FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. To make the FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 compatible with Final Cut Pro, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to ProRes MOV, which ensures best results when using in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X.

To convert Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S to FCP, I recommend you UFUSoft XAVC S Converter for Mac, a professional tool which lets you convert recording 4K XAVC S by Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 to MOV, ProRes, etc with 2 or 3 clicks. Then you can easily import Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 4K XAVC S to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing on Mac. Download, install it on your computer and have a try.

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Simple steps about how to edit 4K Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S MP4 with FCP smoothly?

Step 1: Import Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S MP4 files

Running the software XAVC S Video Converter, then click “Add Files” button to find and load Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 4K XAVC S MP4 video files for importing in the main interface of the software.

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Step 2: Choose FCP supported format

Click “Profile” and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov), etc which are supported by Final Cut Pro as output format.

Tips: You can click merge, trim, split or edit button to edit DVD movies if you need.

Step 3: Convert Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro for editing

Finally, click “Convert” button to start XAVC S MP4 to FCP format conversion. After converting, you can click “Open folder” to get the generated file format for importing and editing Sony FDR-X1000/FDR-X3000 4K XAVC S MP4 with Final Cut Pro X/7/6.