How to Import XAVC to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X with 4 Methods

March 27, 2020Andrew Miller

There are not so many professional editing programs that support the import of XAVC format, even the powerful Final Cut Pro. You may feel it hard to edit XAVC on computer. If your Final Cut Pro version is lower than 10.0.8, you cannot use it to edit the XAVC video directly. Under this circumstance, you need to convert it to ProRes which is a supported format of FCP. Please refer to the following instruction and learn how to import Sony XAVC video to Final Cut Pro.

Import XAVC To FCP

Part 1: The Easiest Method to Import XAVC to FCP (Highly Recommeded)

If you want to import XAVC to FCP, the easiest but most professional way is to convert XACV to Final Cut Pro supported format. Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate is the best Mac video software which allows users to easily download, convert and edit videos including 4K UHD videos on Mac. Its amazingly fast conversion time, high-quality output always makes it the perfect choice for video converter software.



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  • Support over 1000 types of video and audio conversion for playing on any devices.
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  • Edit XACV files like trimming, merging, cropping, rotating, flipping, etc. before converting.
  • Convert to audio and video formats that supports playing on FCP, iPhone, iPad, iPod,
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, HTC, PSP, Sony Xperia, Xbox, etc.
  • To learn how to import XAVC to FCP with Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate, you can read and follow the next detailed steps to convert XAVC to FCP supported format.
Step 1.
Run Mac Video Converter Ultimate
Free download this XAVC to FCP converter, finish the installation and launch it following the guide. You can register or just try the free trial.
Step 2.
Add your XAVC file
Connect the camcorder to your Mac via the USB cable. Click on "Add File" button and then find the source video and click on Open to load your XAVC file you want to import to FCP into this program.
Add Audio Track
Step 3.
Choose FCP as output format
Click "Profile" drop-down button to select the ProRes format. Then click "Browse" button to select the destination where you want to save the converted video. Also, you can click "Settings" button to set the encode, frame rate, resolution and more.
Step 4.
Start to import XACV to FCP
After all settings done, click "Convert" button, which is on the bottom right. Wait for a few minutes. After the conversion is completed, you can import your 4K Sony XAVC video into Final Cut Pro for professional editing, and it will be saved in the folder where you choose right now.

With this tool, you can handily edit Sony SAVC on FCP and then upload XAVC to social platforms for sharing with others.

Part 2: How to Import XAVC to FCP with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

There are many different applications you can use to import XAVC to FCP, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is one of the good software you can use to do such a conversion. You can follow the next steps to import XAVC to FCP.

Step 1.
First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac on your Mac. And then launch it for prepare.
Step 2.
Drag and drop the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click "Add Video" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
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Step 3.
Now you need to go to "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for editing XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7. (You can also click Settings to adjust video and audio settings as you want.)
Choose Format
Step 4.
After editing all things, you can click "Convert" button to start transcoding XAVC S to ProRes for FCP on Mac. After this conversion finished, you can play or edit XAVC S clips in Final Cut Pro without problem.

Method 2: How to Import XAVC to FCP Using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac

You can also use Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to import XAVC to FCP easily. Just like the first converter we recommend to you, it also is a good video converter you can simply use to import XAVC to FCP. In what follows is the detailed steps you can follow to convert VACX to FCP.

Step 1.
Download Pavtube HD Video Converter and install it on your Mac. Then launch it. You can also use the free trial.
Step 2.
You need to transfer SonY RX100 IV 4K video to Mac computer firstly. Then click the Add Video button or Add from folder to upload Sony RX100 IV source files to the program.
Step 3.
Now you need to click Format bar and choose "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" as your output format from the drop down list. Next select the output folder by clicking on Browse button.
Step 4.
Simply click on Convert button, which is on the right-bottom to start to import XAVC to FCP.

Method 3: How to Import XAVC to FCP with Jihosoft Video Converter for Mac

Jihosoft Video Converter for Mac is another converter we recommend to you to import XAVC to FCP. There are two versions you can download, and both Windows version and Mac version are free to download and use. If you are interested in how to import XAVC to FCP with this converter, you can read the next steps.

Step 1.
Download and install Jihosft Video Converter for Mac on your computer. Then launch it for prepare.
Step 2.
Click on Import button, which is on the left top to load your XAVC files you want to transfer to FCP to this program.
Step 3.
Now you can click on Profile drop-down menu and go to Final Cut Pro to select "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" as the output file format. Then choose the destination folder where you want to save the converted files.
Step 4.
After you set all settings, just hit right-bottom round "Start" button to convert Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to Apple Prores Codec.

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Part 5. FAQs of Importing XAVC to Final Cut Pro

1. Why you cannot import XAVC to FCP?

Since the debut in October, 30th, 2012, Sony XAVC has become the leading format of 4K video. XAVC is a special 4K format, encouraging people to break out the niche that 4K is used for film making. With the release of Sony PMW-F55 and PMW-F5, now XAVC has been accepted by more and more users.

2. Does Final Cut Pro support MP4 files?

Actually, Final Cut Pro supports MP4, H.264, DV, HEVC, MPEG IMX, AVCHD, etc. If you can't import MP4 files to Final Cut Pro, it may be the wrong codec. To fix this problem, you need a professional tool like Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate to convert MP4 to the right codec.

3. What format does Final Cut Pro support?

You can import the following videos, audio and still-image format in Final Cut Pro.
Video formats: Apple Animation codec, Apple Intermediate codec, Apple ProRes, AVCHD, AVC-ULTRA, Canon Cinema RAW Light, DV, H.264, HDV, HEVC, MPEG IMX, QuickTime formats, XF-AVC, XF-HEVC, etc.
Audio formats: AAC, AIFF, BWF, MP3, CAF, MP4, RF64, WAV.
Still-image formats: BMP, GIF, HEIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIFF
Container formats: 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, MTS/M2TS, MXF.


You may feel it so easy to import XAVC to FCP after reading this article. We have introduced some good methods to help you import XAVC to FCP, as well as the most professional way by using Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate. If you like this article and think it is helpful, just share it with your friends. Hope you can enjoy.

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