Why Can’t import my Sony FS5 4K videos into Final Cut Pro X?

“I am having trouble editing my Sony FS5 4K XAVC files in FCP 7. I shot it on my camcorder. I am converting but it converts all pixilated. I haven’t had trouble transcoding before in 1080P but this is the first time I’ve tried 4K and it doesn’t look good at all. I am worried because this footage is from a fairly large budget music clip and editing in Final Cut Pro needs to be started immediately.”

Actually, Final Cut Pro does not support 4K footage as source media well. You’d better to convert Sony FS5 XAVC video to FCP compatible .mov format first. Apple ProRes codec is your best choice. Which Sony 4K Video Converter shoud you choose? I will share the best 4K video Converter with you.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is hight recomended, which offers various out formats for editing, playing and sharing, Final Cut Pro native supported Apple ProRes MOV is included.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Simple Guide : Convert and Import Sony FS5 4K XAVC to FCP 6/7/X

Step 1. Install the Mac 4K Converter program and run it. Drag the 4K XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

Step 2. Choose ProRes as output format

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

3. 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.

4. Start conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Sony FS5 4 K video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony FS5 4K XAVC videos in FCP 6/7/X with light speed.

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