The Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera produces sharp videos and still images with reduced motion artifacts from vibrations and other camera movement. The ultra-wide-angle lens opens up versatile framing options for recording your adventures, and the included underwater housing is watertight to 197′, letting you plumb aquatic depths right out of the box. The Sony FDR-X3000 can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a bitrate of 100 Mb/s or 24p with a bitrate of 60 Mb/s using XAVC S codec. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p video at 50 Mb/s in XAVC S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode.

You may have got the Sony FDR-X3000 camcorder, recorded some 4K footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S 4K videos to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony X3000 XAVC S 4K recordings to FCP X/Premiere. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro so far. To import Sony X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X/Premiere for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony X3000 XAVC S to FCP X and Premiere supported format. The Apple ProRes is a friendly codec supported by FCP X, and MPEG-2 is friendly codec supported by Premiere. Below is a brief guide for you.

Edit Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S 4K videos in FCP X and Premiere Pro

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to ProRes/MPG Converter, which can convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to ProRes and MPG with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony FDR-X3000 to FCP X/Premiere Converter, and click “Add File” button to import the Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to the converter, you can also directly drag and drop the Sony XAVC S 4K videos to it.

Sony FDR-X3000 to FCP X/Premiere Converter for Mac

Step 3. Choose proper format for FCP X and Premiere.

a. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu list, and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes codec best codec for FCP X/6/7 editing.

Convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec

b. Click “Profile” bar to choose “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format, it’s best format for Adobe Premiere Pro editing.

Convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 4. When the settings all done, click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to ProRes for FCP X, MPG for Premiere on Mac.

After the Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S to ProRes/MPG conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the converted ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS on Mac.