The Sony PXW-X180 is equipped with three 1/3″ Full HD Exmor CMOS image sensors, new Sony G lens with 25x optical zoom, it is impressive. The PMW-X180 has a built-in ND filter with 4 positions and, to help with handheld shooting, the camera also includes optical image stabilization. Sony PXW-X180 has the ability to record videos in a multitude of video codecs, such as new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs, XDCAM MPEG HD 422 and 420 codecs, and consumer AVCHD and DV codecs. The recorded files are in MXF, AVCHD MTS formats.

“I have bought the Sony PXW-X180 camcorder for my studio, recently I have recorded some commercial materials. When I try to import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC videos to Final Cut Express, only to find that the videos can’t be imported, the XAVC codecs that Sony PXW-X180 used are not supported by FCE, do I need to convert files to other formats? Please help me to solve this problem. Thanks!”

To convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC videos to Final Cut Express, you will need a top video converter to guarantee the quality and speed. Here we recommend you to use UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac/Windows, this is the best XAVC converter. It has optimized formats for Final Cut Express, as well as FCP X, imovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows movie maker, etc. you can choose any formats you want to output.

How to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video to AIC for Final Cut Express on Mac?

Step 1. Free download and install UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac/Windows, as the best Sony PXW-X180 to FCE Converter, it can convert nearly all the video formats to optimized formats for editing software and portable devices.

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Step 2. Launch the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCE Converter, and click “Add File” button to import your Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video files to the program.

Sony XAVC to FCE Converter

Step 3. Choose output format that you need. To edit Sony PXW-X180 with Final Cut Express, you can choose Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, this is native format for Final Cut Express editing.

Convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV

Step 4. If you want to adjust output parameters, You can adjust the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

adjust video and audio settings

Step 5. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to AIC MOV for FCE with fast speed and high quality, you just need to wait some time, when the conversion finished, you can open the output folder to get the generated files, and then you can edit videos in Final Cut Express freely.