Sony HDR-AS200V is a hot action can that is able to record videos in various modes including XAVC S recording with 60Mbps high bit rate. However, if you want to import the XAVC S footage from Sony HDR-AS200V to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X for editing, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by FCP. So what caused the issue? And what’s the available workflow for Sony HDR-AS200V and FCP 7/X?
Based on my own experience, here I’d like to list specifics about a workflow of XAVC S codec from Sony HDR-AS200V to Final Cut Pro. At present XVAC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by FCP. Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by Final Cut Pro.
To import and edit Sony AS200V XAVC S in Final Cut Pro smoothly, we have to transcode Sony HDR-AS200V XAVC S into another codec to be able to work in FCP and Apple ProRes is the optimal one. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you finish the task.
With this professional Mac XAVC S converter, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC-S from Sony AS200V for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Below are the steps on converting XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP.
Transcode Sony AS200V XAVC S for Editing in FCP 7/X
1. Import XAVC S videos
Install and run the XAVC S to FCP Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add”, and browse your files; select all the XAVC S files you wanna convert.
2. Choose ProRes as output format
Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC S in FCP with natively supported video codec.
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.
4. Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion
After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the XAVC S video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X(Mavericks included).
Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Son AS200V XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X flawlessly.
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