Edit Sony FX3 videos in Final Cut Pro X

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Edit Sony FX3 videos in Final Cut Pro X

Did you encounter problems on editing Sony FX3 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X? Last month, I bought the newest Sony FX3 camera and it is very portable. My son shooted many interesting 4K video when he participated in the summer camp organized by the school. He wanted to make some small video merge into one in Final Cut Pro X, but annoyed him is when he import Sony FX3 4K footage into FCP X, the interface of Final Cut Pro X always appeared “code of errors”, so he can’t successfully work well done. So whether have a good method to help him smoothly editing 4Krecordings in FCP X.

With a compact design for solo shooters, travel applications, and to serve as an ideal B cam, the Sony FX3 borrows from both the Cinema Line and Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output is available over HDMI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC HS 4K, XAVC S 4K, or XAVC S-I 4K and proxy files are simultaneously captured in-camera. RAW video output is 4264 x 2408 [16:9] resolution, exceeding DCI-4K resolution

About Sony FX3 Video:
– Up to 600 Mb/s XAVC S-I ALL-I H.264 codec recording
– XAVC HS codec recording with H.265 encoding for lower bit rates in Long GOP
– Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to CFexpress Type A or SD memory cards
– External, 16-bit raw,10-bit 4:2:2 output via HDMI type-A port
– 8-bit XAVC S or 10-bit XAVC HS proxy capture

The Sony FX3 is a idea camera with some higher-end features that single it out from the crowd. With it, you can capture 4K movies without worrying about camera shake. Before sharing your recordings with others, you may want to edit your video footage in Final Cut Pro X. However, problems occurs when importing video from Sony FX3 to FCP X. So what’s the available workaround for editing the XAVC HS, XAVC S-I and XAVC S footage in FCP X?

The Sony FX3 supports XAVC HS, which allows you to record in 4K at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps (600 Mb/s). The utmost XAVC HS recording mode produces best possible image quality. but it’s not optimal for video processing. For the time being, XAVC HS has not been adopted as an acceptable format by FCP X. That’s why Final Cut Pro X does not import Sony FX3 video.

In order to import Sony FX3 footage to FCP X with best possible quality, you can convert the XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, XAVC S to ProRes codes, which optimizes the video data for playback performance and editing in FCP X. Unlike XAVC HS/S-I/S, the ProRes codec does not use temporal compression, so every frame can be decoded and displayed immediately without first decoding other frames.

To do the Sony FX3 video to FCP X mac task, you’re highly recommended to get Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a high-quality Mac (including macOS Catalina and Big Sur) compatible 4K Video Converter, player and editor. It has built-in preset for FCP X so that users can directly select it to get FCP X files. With it, you can effortlessly convert Sony FX3 footage to ProRes MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Click the download button below to get the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import Sony FX3 footage to Final Cut Pro X without any troubles.

Converting Sony FX3 footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Install and launch the great Sony FX3 Video Converter on your Mac, transfer the 4K recorded footages to the MXF to FCP X Converter.

Import Sony FX3  files into FCP X on Mac

Step 2: Click the format column to select output format “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for Final Cut Pro X.

Convert Sony FX3 video to FCP X for importing/editing

Tips: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate.

Step 3: Finally, click the “Convert” icon on the main interface,start transcoding Sony FX3 to ProRes MOV.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with FCP X effortlessly. Now you can import and edit converted Sony FX3 video footage in Final Cut Pro X smoothly.


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