Import & Edit Sony FDR-AZ1 4K XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

Summary: It displays a workaround to transcode Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC-S 4K video to ProRes .mov format for use in Final Cut Pro 7/6, FCP X with optimum performance.

The splashproof HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini from Sony is designed for capturing POV footage of adventures of all kinds. It features 1080p60 recording in the lower-compression XAVC S format at 50 Mbps and also offers a more compressed MP4 mode for extending recording times or to yield a file suitable for Web upload. While, there are a few issues when it comes to play, import and edit Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro. This article lists some tricks for Sony HDR-AZ1 to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 best workflow; aims to help you solve the issue.

We can usually use Log and Transfer or directly import to load videos to Final Cut Pro for editing. While, XAVC S is not the friendly format for Final Cut Pro, including FCP 6/7 and even the latest FCP X. The basic reason is that XAVC S files are generally not considered to be good source video files for editing even with some plug-ins. So if you want to import Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to FCP X/7/6 for further editing smoothly, it is necessary to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S files to ProRes .mov using third-party software.

We recommend you to try UFUWare HD Converter for Mac (EI Capitan and Yosemite compatible), which is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S to FCP Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S files to Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6 or FCP 7). Click the Download button below to get the program and check out the easy steps to transcode Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

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How to Convert Sony FDR-AZ1 XAVC S footage for Editing in FCP X/7/6?

Step 1: Install and launch the mac HD Video Converter and load the recordings to it. If you want to merge several clips, just need to select all files and click Merge.

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Step 2: Tap the Format bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), which is the best format for FCP X/7/6.

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Tips: (Optional) Choose “Settings” to set video resolution (1920 x 1080/1440 x 1080/1280 x 720/720 x 480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim Sony FDR-AZ1 XAVC S videos, click “Edit” menu.

Step 3: Press “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony FDR-AZ1 XAVC S to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files by clicking the “Open” button in the main interface. Then, you can bring and edit Sony FDR-AZ1 XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without any issue.

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