The Sony PMW-F5 features an 8.9 MP Super 35mm image sensor, capable of capturing 2K and HD resolution video via the camera’s internal recorder. The Sony F5 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, and SR Codec 10-bit 4:4:4 MPEG4 SStP at 220/440/880 Mbps.

what is XAVC?

XAVC, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format.XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording.

You may have recorded lots of videos with Sony PMW-F5, and you may want to import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footages to FCP X/6/7 for editing before you use them. In this case, you will have Sony PMW-F5 to FCP X importing and editing issues. As the XAVC format not supported by FCP, you can not directly import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for further editing. In order to make the Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footages compatible with FCP,the easy workaround is to use the great UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac,which can convert XAVC footages from Sony PMW-F5 Camcorder to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality.

The UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac can convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro, Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing.Here is any easy and efficient solution for you.

How to import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footages to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing natively?

Step 1. Free download and install the top Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to FCP X Converter for Mac.

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Step 2. Import Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footages

Run the top Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to FCP Converter on your Mac. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to import your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source XAVC videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.

Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to FCP for Mac

Step 3. Select Apple ProRes MOV as output format

Click on “Profile” and you will get a dropdown menu, then select “Final cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format for FCP X. The Apple ProRes MOV is the native codec for Final Cut Pro.

Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to FCP for Mac

Step 4. Custom video and audio settings

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. Convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footage to Apple ProRes

Click the “Convert” button, the top converter will convert Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Apple ProRes MOV on you Mac immediately.

After the conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated files. Now you can start fun away with playing, editing Sony PMW-F5 XAVC footage on Mac without any problems.