How to import Sony PXW-Z150 recorded XAVC MXF files to FCP X and edit natively? After you read this article you will learn the way to transcode XAVC MXF files from Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec, and then you can edit Sony PXW-Z150 files with final cut pro X smoothly.
Sony PXW-Z150 is an excellent 4K XDCAM camcorder, it is released not long ago, since it released it has became one of the hottest camcorders on the market. Sony PXW-Z150 is equipped with Single 1″ Exmor RS CMOS Sensor, Sony G Lens with 12x Optical Zoom, 24x Clear Image Zoom, 48x Digital Zoom, Slow and Quick Motion Function, 2 x 3-Pin XLR Audio Inputs. With Sony PXW-Z150 camcorder you can record 4K UHD video at up to 29.97p, HD up to 59.94p, MPEG HD up to 59.94p, and AVCHD 2.0 up to 59.94p. You are available to choose XAVC Long GOP (4K/1080p), MPEG HD at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0, or AVCHD 2.0 at a variety of data rates.
Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X editing issue
“Hi there, I purchased a Sony PXW-Z150 camcorder to record videos for my customers, this is the first time for me to use this kind of camcorder, it’s very powerful and I am satisfied with the video quality recorded. But now I have got Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X editing issue, I would like to use final cut pro X to edit Sony PXW-Z150 recorded 4K MXF files, but when I tried to load files from Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X, the FCP X seems can’t support Sony PXW-Z150 4K XAVC MXF videos, can you help me to solve this Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X editing issue? Thank you!”
Sony PXW-Z150 camcorder is a professional camcorder which can record 4K XAVC MXF files for you, the MXF format will help you maintain the high quality data for you. But, for most users they are not familiar with Sony PXW-Z150 MXF format, and most of them have encountered the Sony PXW-Z150 MXF to FCP X importing and editing issue. On Sony PXW-Z150 related editing forums, many users have reported that they can’t edit Sony PXW-Z150 4K XAVC MXF files with FCP X, if you also have the Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X importing and editing issue, please don’t worry, now we share the easiest way to help you edit Sony PXW-Z150 files with FCP X natively.
If you check Sony PXW-Z150 user manual you will find that Sony PXW-Z150 can shoot videos in 4K XAVC MXF format, this format is not supported by FCP X currently, so if you try to load videos from Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X, you will get problems. In this case, how can we edit Sony PXW-Z150 files with FCP X natively? The best way is to convert Sony PXW-Z150 MXF to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format, the Apple ProRes codec MOV format is the native supported format of final cut pro X, with this codec you can edit videos smoothly, there will be no problems anymore.
Step 1. Download and install Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac software on your computer, this is the best Apple ProRes converter on the market, it can convert any HD videos like 4K XAVC MXF files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing, there are rich output formats in this software, you can convert any HD videos to any formats with this program.
Step 2. Run this Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X converter, it will show the brief main interface, to load Sony PXW-Z150 files please click “Add Files” button to import the videos that you want to convert.
Step 3. Select output format you need. Please click output format column and choose FCP X native supported format, just choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this format is the best editing format for final cut pro X.
Step 4. Click Settings button on the main interface you will be able to change the output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or others, if you don’t want to change, you can skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X conversion process.
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac will convert your Sony PXW-Z150 XAVC MXF files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec at fast speed, when the conversion is done, you can get the converted videos and import them into final cut pro X for editing natively, you don’t need to render the videos anymore, it will save much time for you. Now please buy and try this Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP X converter, it will help you.
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