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/Premiere and edit the 4K videos smoothly. What’s the reason? Why we can’t edit Sony AX53 files with FCP X or Premiere smoothly? It is because Sony AX53 recorded 4K XAVC S videos are not supported by FCP/Premiere. From Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro official page you will know that FCP/Premiere native supported video codec is Apple ProRes codec and MPEG-2 codec. In this case, if you want to import Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S files to FCP/Premiere and edit natively, you have to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP/Premiere supported codec.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is a powerful converter to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP/Premiere supported codec format, it is able to convert any HD videos to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, MPEG-2 codec for Adobe Premiere, 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 MXF, AVCHD(MTS/M2TS), 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/Premiere Converter.

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Convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos for FCP and Premiere editing

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

Sony FDR-AX53 to FCP/Premiere Converter

2. Select proper format for FCP and Adobe Premiere.

a. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the output format, this is the best format for FCP X editing. You can also choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as output format.

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

b. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” from the drop-down menu list. The MPEG-2 MPG is the native codec format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS.

Convert Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

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. in the “Profile Settings” panel.

4. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X, MPEG-2 MPG for Adobe Premiere on Mac with fast speed and high quality.

When the Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to ProRes/MPG conversion is completed, click “Open Folder” button to get the generted ProRes .mov files or MPEG-2 .mpg files, then you can import them to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS for native editing on Mac. You don’t need to render again, and you won’t have any problems.