Sony PXW-X500 is one of the latest high-end camcorders released not long ago, this is powerful camcorder, it is equipped with three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors, which can help users to record low noise and high sensitivity videos. Sony PXW-X500 camcorder gives a high degree of flexibility for professional users, with this device we can shoot in a wide variety of SD and HD formats.

From Sony PXW-X500 official website or user manual you will learn that this camcorder can help us to record high-definition videos in many different codecs and formats, such as XAVC, MPEG HD 420/422, etc. after you recorded videos with these different codecs and formats, you may need to edit Sony XAVC footages with FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhoto on Mac, but it is not easy task, many professional users have got problems when they try to import Sony PXW-X500 video files to FCP X, Aperture, iMovie/FCE or iPhoto on Mac, the software can’t recognize the recordings or the videos can’t be handled smoothly or natively.

As FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhto can’t support all Sony PXW-X500 recorded files well, you may want to find out the best way to import and edit Sony PXW-X500 files with FCP X, Aperture, iMovie/FCE or iPhoto natively, here we want to recommend the best way for you, it is to convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes MOV for FCP X/Aperture, AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, QuickTime MOV for iPhoto, because Apple ProRes is native codec for FCP X/Aperture, AIC is native codec for iMovie/FCE, QuickTime is native codec for iPhoto. Once you convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes/AIC/QuickTime MOV, you can edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files with FCP X/Aperture, iMovie/FCE or iPhoto natively.

You will need a professional Sony XAVC Converter to help you convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files to ProRes/AIC/QuickTime MOV. On the market, common video converter can’t support output to Apple ProRes codec, here we recommend you to try UFUWare Video Converter for Mac, which can convert all the video formats to Apple ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, QuickTime MOV or other formats.

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Edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhoto

Step 1. Import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files

Launch the Sony XAVC Converter on your Mac, then click the “Add File” button to import your XAVC flies from HD drive or your Sony PXW-X500 camcorder directly.

Sony XAVC Converter

Step 2. Select proper format for FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhoto

a. To edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in FCP X or Aperture natively, click the “Profile” bar to select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert ony PXW-X500 XAVC to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X, Aperture

b. To edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in iMovie and FCE smoothly, click the “Profile” bar to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert ony PXW-X500 XAVC to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE

c. To edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in iPhoto, click the “Profile” bar to “HD Video > MOV – QuickTime Video(*.mov)” as output format.

Convert ony PXW-X500 XAVC to QuickTime MOV for iPhoto

Tip: If you wanna, you can go to the “Settings” page to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 3. Convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes MOV, AIC MOV or QuickTime MOV

After all necessary settings donw, click the “Convert” button to start the Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to ProRes/AIC/QuickTime conversion on Mac.

Once the conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov, AIC .mov or QuickTime .mov files. Now, you can transfer the converted Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6, Apple Aperture 3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6, iMovie 8/9/11/13, Final Cut Express 4 or iPhoto for native editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc). Just download UFUWare Video Converter for Mac and have a try!