The Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini ,small and very light, designed for capturing POV footage of adventures of all kinds. The Sony HDR-AZ1 features full HD recording (1080p at up to 50/60fps), super slow-mo capabilities (720p at 100/120fps), a built-in tripod mount with or without a case, stereo recording and quality Zeiss optics. It also allows for quick NFC pairing via WIFI to mobile devices or the Live-View remote for monitoring the picture and changing settings, an IPX4-rated splashproof camera body (again, allowing use with or without a case), live web streaming and an extremely high quality recording mode when using compatible microSDXC cards and the on-board XAVC-S mode.

You may have got the Sony HDR-AZ1 camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony AZ1 XAVC S files 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 HDR-AZ1 XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony AZ1 XAVC S to FCP supported format. The Apple ProRes MOV is the friendly format supported by Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7/6.

Guide: Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes MOV on Mac

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to FCP Converter, which can convert Sony AZ1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X with high quality.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP X Converter, and import your Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S video files to the Converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the XAVC S video files to it.

Sony AZ1 XAVC S to FCP X Converter for Mac

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

Convert Sony AZ1 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. If not, you can skip this step, keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac.

When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated Apple ProRes .mov files, and then import and edit the MOV files within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 smoothly.