Sony FDR-AX53 is a 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder that just comes to the market, released by Sony at the begin of 2016. Sony AX53 is a powerful camcorder, it uses many new technologies from Sony, such as Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone, etc. This new handycam camcorder has excellent recording ability, so you can use it to record 4K movies in the XAVC S format, you can also choose to record HD in AVCHD MTS format, the videos recorded by XAVC S and AVCHD are all in high quality.

You have got the Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder and recorded 4K videos with it. On recording forums many users have reported that they can’t import XAVC S from Sony FDR-AX53 to FCP X and edit the 4K videos smoothly. What’s the reason? Why we can’t edit Sony AX53 files with FCP X smoothly? It is because Sony AX53 recorded 4K XAVC S videos are not supported by FCP X. From Apple Final Cut Pro product page you will know that FCP X native supported video codec is Apple ProRes codec, only with Apple ProRes codec can you edit videos natively with Final Cut Pro X. In this case, if you want to import Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S files to FCP X and edit natively, you have to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X Apple ProRes codec.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is a powerful converter to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, it is able to convert any HD videos to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie/FCE, etc. you can also use this software to convert videos to other formats, such as MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV, etc. with this software you don’t need to worry about any video editing and playback issues, you can download this Sony FDR-AX53 to FCP X Converter.

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Guide: Convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to Apple ProRes

1. Run this Sony FDR-AX53 to FCP X Converter you will see the main interface, click “Add video” button to load Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S files, batch loading and converting is supported. It will convert XAVC S to FCP X with top quality.

Sony FDR-AX53 to FCP X Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, this is the best format for FCP X editing. Besides the Apple ProRes codec, you can choose rich output formats according to your need.

Convert Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S to Apple ProRes

3. If you want to adjust the output video’s parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface, and then you can customize the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc.

4. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K video to FCP X Apple ProRes codec on Mac with fast speed and high quality.

After your Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K video files are converted to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you can import generated ProRes .mov files into Final Cut Pro X and edit natively, you don’t need to render again, and you won’t have any problems.