Sony PMW F55 to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 problem:
“I have purchased a Sony PMW F55 4K camcorder not long ago, I recorded some XAVC footages at weekend, now I need to import Sony PMW F55 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac, but the FCP software doesn’t support this format, can you help me to edit Sony PMW F55 video in Final Cut Pro X on Mac? What do I need to do?”
Maybe you have got the Sony PMW F55 camcorder and have the same problem as showed above, how to load Sony PMW F55 to Final Cut Pro for editing without any problems? If you have browsed the official page of Final Cut Pro, you will learn that FCP best supported video codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, once you converted Sony PMW F55 to FCP Apple ProRes codec, you can import and edit XAVC videos without any problems.
How to convert Sony PMW F55 to Final Cut Pro supported Apple ProRes codec MOV format?
You will need a professional FCP converter on Mac to help you convert Sony PMW F55 videos, here you can try our HD Video Converter for Mac, it’s top Sony PMW F55 video converter that can convert videos to Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 easily, besides it can also convert videos to other formats, like MOV, MP4, FLV, MKV, AVI, etc.
Here are easy steps that you can follow to convert Sony PMW F55 XAVC to Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, after converting, you can transfer videos to FCP for editing natively.
1. Download Sony PMW F55 video converter from our website, and then install it on your Mac or Windows computer.
2. Launch this FCP converter for Sony PMW F55, import your Sony PMW F55 recordings to the program, you can just drag and drop the footages. And then click format bar to choose output format, just click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s best codec for Final Cut Pro editing.
3. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.
4. Click convert button to start the Sony PMW F55 XAVC to FCP conversion.
When the Sony PMW F55 video converter finished the conversion, you can open the converted video file folder and import the converted footages to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing freely, please take a free try now!
Sony PMW F55 overview
The Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camera features an 8.9MP Super 35mm image sensor, capable of capturing 4K, 2K and HD resolution video in a variety of formats via the camera’s internal recorder. The F55 is among the first digital motion picture cameras with a global shutter, which completely eliminates motion skew and other “rolling” shutter distortions. Sony has designed the F55 as the foundation of an exceptionally versatile, modular system.
The F55 CineAlta camera incorporates high-speed SxS PRO+ memory card recording that allows the choice of 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422 at 50 Mbps, 10-bit XAVC 2K/HD at 100 Mbps, SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP at 220/440/880 Mbps, and XAVC 4K/QFHD at 300 Mbps. All formats can be recorded at a range of interlace and progressive frame rates.
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