Sony has just released FDR-AX33 camcorder in 2015 CES, and the AX33 camcorder is quite adept in regard to recording video. It is able to output 4K video to an optional external recorder over HDMI, as well as record full HD 1080p video in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.

You may have got the Sony AX33 camcorder, recorded some 4K footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S 4K videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony AX33 XAVC S recordings to FCP X/7/6. Why the problems occur ? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro so far. To import Sony AX33 XAVC S 4K videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony AX33 XAVC S to FCP supported format Apple ProRes. The Apple ProRes is a friendly format supported by FCP X and FCP 7/6.


How to convert Sony AX33 XAVC S 4K videos to Apple ProRes?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to ProRes Converter, which can convert Sony AX33 XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP X Converter, and import your Sony AX33 XAVC S 4K videos to the program, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the Sony XAVC S 4K videos to it.

Sony AX33 XAVC S to FCP X Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, Apple ProRes codec best codec for FCP X/6/7 editing.

Convert Sony AX33 XAVC S to Apple ProRes on Mac

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony AX33 XAVC S recordings to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the converted Apple ProRes .mov files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 on Mac.