Saturday, September 5, 2015

Import Sony HDR-AZ1 1080/60p XAVC S to FCP for Editing

Summary: Have a desire to import Sony HDR-AZ1 1080/60p XAVC S to FCP for editing? This article will give you some hints to convert Sony XAVC S to ProRes.

This Cam can records video in XAVC S Codec, which is intended as a more economic and simpler consumer codec, and more appropriate to simpler editing and Internet streaming applications. The previous version of FCP, is not compatible with XAVC or XAVC S. Only the latest version - Final Cut Pro 10.1 (Final Cut Pro X) adds general QuickTime support for XAVC. For fast and fluid workflow, Sony has created a special plug-in (PDZK-LT2 V.1.2), a free-of-charge software for Mac which allows you to decode XAVC S to QuickTime. The plug-in supports SxS Card. However, you can not use HDR-AZ1 import Plug-in to preview.

Actually, it's not so hard to do the trick. Final Cut Pro works natively with Apple Prores Codec, a line of intermediate codecs, intended for using during video editing to help provide an efficient and high performance workflow with impressive image quality and reduced storage rates. With a professional XAVC S converter- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can get the work done easily. This software is able to convert XAVC S files from Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 to FCP fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. It can also export MPEG-2 for Premiere ProApple InterMedaite Codec (AIC) for iMovie/FCEDNxHD for Avid Media Composer for native editing.


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How to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to FCP?

Step 1: Backup your XAVC S files from Sony HDR-AZ1 to hard drive. Install and launch this program. Drag and drop XAVC S files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting XAVC S to ProRes format. It will take you a little while.

Conclusion: After conversion, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you’ll get no troubles in editing Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S files in FCP.


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1 comment:

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