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Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC Workflow

The article shows you the best workaround for editing Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer flawlessly. Check it now.

Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC Workflow

While enjoying the stunning videos, many users are having problems when trying to edit Sony FDR-AX100 footage in FCP(Final Cut Pro X/7/6), Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5/CS4), Avid Media Composer 7/6/5/4. Want to edit your Sony AX100 XAVC S in FCP, Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer with a simple way? Just follow this guide which will offer you the Sony FDR-AX100 to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC best workflow.

To import AX100 XAVC S to FCP, Adobe PP, Avid and other video editing programs, a common solution suggested by most users is to convert XAVC S to a more compatible format. Would we have to transcode the XAVC S into another codec to be able to work in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro? As far as I know, XAVC S is not an ideal format for editing; you can’t directly import and edit Sony XAVC S clips in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X.

To get rid of the issue, it will be better to transcode Sony XAVC S to a more "edit" friendly codec. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It's able to convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX100 to Apple ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for easier editing.

Guide of Converting Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCP/Adobe PP/Avid MC

Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC S files to the Mac XAVC S converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC S files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select proper output format.

For editing XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 7/X, you can choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)";

b. To edit XAVC S in Adobe Premiere, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output.

c. For using XAVC S in Avid Media Composer smoothly, you can choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.

Tip: This XAVC S converter also allows you to fix the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel to your needs by clicking Settings icon.

Step 3: When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC S to ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted Sony AX100 XAVC S file to Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.

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