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 Apple Aperture for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony X3000 XAVC S 4K recordings to FCP X/Aperture. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro or Apple Aperture so far. To import Sony X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X/Aperture for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony X3000 XAVC S to FCP X/Aperture supported format. The Apple ProRes is a friendly codec supported by FCP X and Aperture. Below is a brief guide for you.

Import Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X/Aperture for editing

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

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony FDR-X3000 to FCP X/Aperture 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/Aperture Converter

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu list, and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is best codec for FCP X/6/7 and Aperutre editing.

Convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec

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.

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

After the Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC S to ProRes conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the converted ProRes .mov files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Apple Aperture 3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6 on Mac.