The new Sony PXW-X70 is an ultra-compact XDCAM with a 1″ sensor and the ability to shoot 4K footage with an upgrade. The camera records broadcast quality 1920 x 1080 HD video using a variety of codecs, at 4:2:2 10-bit in XAVC, AVCHD and DV format. Although the PXW-X70 offers us a wide choice for video recording format, it seems that the post-production is not as easy as we image. If you want to edit Sony PXW-X70 videos on Mac, you may find the high quality video files are not recognized by most editing software like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. In this article, I will give you an effective way to import Sony PXW-X70 raw footage to Avid MC/Premiere Pro/FCP flawlessly.
And as far as I know, the XAVC video included in PXW-X70 soon is not compatible with NELs just like from Sony F5/F55. So, how to convert/import Sony PXW-X70 raw footage to FCP/Avid/Premiere Pro? Is there software can do the job?
The answer is positive. To convert and import Sony PXW-X70 videos to iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, etc, you just need Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you. It is the solid tool to help users make the XAVC/MTS/DV files transcoded under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks(10.9). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
How to convert Sony PXW-X70 footage into Avid, Premiere, FCP
STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart XAVC Converter for Mac and transfer your recordings to the program from the Sony PXW-X70 camcorder.
STEP 2: Click on the “Format ”bar and choose a best editable format.
a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.
b. To edit Sony PXW-X70 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).
c. For importing Sony PXW-X70 video to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg).
Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC video conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere with smooth editing.