What’s the best way to import Sony PXW-X160 XAVC/AVCHD files to FCP X for editing natively? Please read the easy guide below and you will get the best solution to edit Sony PXW-X160 recorded XAVC MXF files and AVCHD MTS files with FCP X.
Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X Issue:
“Can you help me to solve the Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X importing issue? Not long ago I bought the newly released Sony PXW-X160 camcorder and I take it everywhere. I have recorded a lot of footages in the memory card. Now I need to edit Sony PXW-X160 files with FCP X on my Macbook, I noticed the video format of Sony PXW-X160 is XAVC MXF files and AVCHD MTS files, when I load them to final cut pro x, the FCP said the formats are not supported, it can’t accept the video files, can you help? Thanks in advance!”
Sony PXW-X160 Main Feature:
Three 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS Full HD sensors
G Series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV recording
High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recording
Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
After you recorded video files with Sony PXW-X160 camcorder, you may find that the video formats recorded are not popular video formats, Sony PXW-X160 can record videos in XAVC MXF format and AVCHD MTS formats, when you try to load them into final cut pro X on Mac, you will get problems, as the XAVC MXF and AVCHD MTS formats are not supported by FCP X directly, you will need to convert them to compatible format for final cut pro X. if you have read the description on Apple FCP X product page, you will know Apple prores codec is natively supported codec of FCP X, once you convert Sony PXW-X160 files to Apple ProRes codec MOV format you can edit Sony PXW-X160 video with FCP X natively, there will be no problems anymore.
How to convert Sony PXW-X160 XAVC MXF and AVCHD MTS files to FCP X?
You will need a professional Sony PXW-X160 video converter to help you transcode X160 recorded XAVC MXF videos and AVCHD MTS videos, what’s the best converter for Sony PXW-X160? It may be Acrok MXF Converter for Mac. With this software you can convert Sony PXW-X160 recordings to FCP X or other editing programs natively supported codecs and formats. Besides MXF and MTS video formats, this program also supports M2TS, MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, etc. video formats, you can use this powerful converter to convert any videos to any formats you need, such as convert MXF to MOV.
How to use Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X converter?
It is very easy to use Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X converter on your Mac, even if you have not used this kind of software, you can get your Sony PXW-X160 recordings converted in few clicks. Now please follow the steps below, they will tell you the way to transcode Sony PXW-X160 files.
1. Download Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X converter from our website, install this program on your Mac computer. If you also need to convert Sony PXW-X160 files on Windows computer, you can use its Windows version.
2. Launch this Sony PXW-X160 FCP X converter, and then click “Add files” button on the top left corner of the main interface to load your recordings, batch loading and converting is also supported.
3. Click format bar to choose best format for final cut pro X. we recommend you to choose Apple ProRes 422 codec, it is native format for FCP X. Besides this, you can also use it to convert MXF to FCP X.
4. Click convert button to start Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X conversion process.
Please wait some time, when the program’s conversion is finished, you can click the open folder button to get the converted video files, and then you can import them into final cut pro X for editing natively. Please take a try on this Sony PXW-X160 to FCP X, hope our software can do you a favor.
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