How to Edit 4K Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S with FCP smoothly?

The Sony FDR-AX33 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action. It is equipped with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution video at 24, 25, or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video up to 60 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images.

“I love shooting with my new Sony FDR-AX33 camcorder. But the 4K footage by Sony FDR-AX33 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-AX33 4K XAVC S with Final Cut Pro.”

Sony FDR-AX33 HD 4K XAVC S footage is not supported by most versions of FCP like FCP 5/6/7. Well to edit Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S with Final Cut Pro, the most efficient way could be converting Sony FDR-AX33 4K XAVC S footage to FCP supported format with a XAVC S converting software.

To convert Sony FDR-AX33 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-AX33 to MOV, ProRes, etc with 2 or 3 clicks. Then you can easily import Sony FDR-AX33 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-AX33 XAVC S with FCP smoothly?

Step 1: Import Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S files

Running the software XAVC S Video Converter, then click “Add Files” button to find and load Sony FDR-AX33 4K XAVC S 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-AX33 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro for editing

Finally, click “Convert” button to start XAVC S to FCP format conversion. After converting, you can click “Open folder” to get the generated file format for importing and editing Sony FDR-AX33 4K XAVC S with Final Cut Pro X/7/6.


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