Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera is Sony’s first consumer 4K video camera. It captures 3840 x 2160 resolution in Sony’s new XAVC-S format, which I think will dominate 4K acquisition for the consumer and prosumer market. XAVC-S employs a more efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP compression with an MP4 wrapper. XAVC S is a fairly efficient codec, enabling a rate of around 1 hour of 4K footage for every 32GBs of XQD flash storage. For comparison’s sake, we’ve been told that a 64GB card using Sony’s full XAVC 4K codec will only manage around 15 minutes of footage at 60p. Of course, XAVC nets you full 4-2-2 chroma subsampling, while XAVC S is limited to 4-2-0.

If you recorded some videos by Sony AX1, you may like editing the 4K or 1080P HD video on Mac. Of course, Final Cut Pro is your best choice. With this professional Mac editing software, you can do anything as you want. But, we can’t import the XAVC S videos from Sony FDR AX1 to FCP directly. As we know, Apple ProRes Codec is the best editing video codec for Final Cur Pro, so we can convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. The following guide tells you how to convert Sony FDR AX1 4K XAVC S video to Apple ProRes 422 codec for use in your Final Cut Pro.

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How to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S Video to Apple ProRes codec on Mac?

1. Load Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S video to the HD Video Converter for Mac.

Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to FCP X Converter

Tip: You can join multiple Sony AX1 4K XAVC S files on to one output file by checking “Merge” into one file on the interface.

2. Select Apple ProRes MOV format for FCP X.

Many output format here and you are recommended to select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” files under “Final Cut Pro” Category, which is best compatible format for Final Cut Pro X.

Convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to Apple ProRes

3. Adjust output settings and edit the video. (Optional)

Settings: You are allowed to change the parameters of video and audio, such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate, etc.

Edit: Here you are able to edit the video before conversion. You can cut off the unnecessary part of the video in Trim, crop the video, add watermark or 3D effect, attach subtitle and so on.

4. Convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S video to Apple ProRes on Mac.

Click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to Apple ProRes Codec on Mac at fast speed. After the Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to ProRes conversion is completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can transfer and edit Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro without any issue.