To be able to edit PMW-RX50 footage in Final Cut Pro, you will need to convert them to a format that is natively supported by FCP, such as Apple ProRes 422.
The PMW-RX50 mobile recorder plays and records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35Mbps, MPEG IMX and DVCAM, making it the ideal companion deck for XAVC camcorders.
Apple ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production. It was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2 and is comparable to Avid's DNxHD codec which has the same purpose and uses similar bit rates. Both are DCT basedintra-frame-only codecs, and are therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. FCP 6/7, FCP X is Mac based editing software which not supports transcoding Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC to Apple ProRes for further editing.
So the program you need is a great Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac . The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC footage shot from Sony PMW-RX50 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro(6/7/X), Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony XAVC like Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.
How to Import Sony PMW RX50 XAVC videos to Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X
STEP 1: Run the ideal Video Converter Mac and transfer your Sony PMW RX50 XAVC recordings to the program.
STEP 2: Click on the "Format" bar and choose the best editable format.
For FCP, Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is the suitable format.
STEP 3: If needs, you can go to "Settings" page to adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. before conversion.
STEP 4: After all settings, please click "Convert" button to start the Sony PMW RX50 video conversion on Mac OS X.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface. After that you can import the converted Sony PMW RX50 files to FCP 7, FCP X.
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