The Sony PXW-X180 Camcorder features three 1/3″ Exmor CMOS sensors and a 25x Sony G zoom lens with 26mm wide angle. It records high-quality, 10-bit 1080p video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into a variety of broadcast and production workflows.

You may have recorded a lot of exciting videos with Sony PXW-X180, and you may want to import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro X/6/7 for editing before you use them. In this case, you will have Sony PXW-X180 to FCP importing and editing issues. As the XAVC format not supported by FCP, you can not directly import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for further editing. In order to make the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files compatible with FCP,the easy workaround is to use the great UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac,which can convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-X180 Camcorder to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality.

The UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac can convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing.Here is any easy and efficient solution for you.

How to import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for further editing?

Step 1. Free download and install the top Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac.

Free Download XAVC Converter for Mac Free Download XAVC Converter

Step 2. Import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video files

Launch the best Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP Converter on your Mac. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source XAVC videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.

Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP for Mac

Step 3. Select ProRes 422 MOV as output format

Click on “Profile” and you will get a dropdown menu, then select “Final cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format for FCP X. For editing Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 smoothly, you need to choose Apple ProRes MOV as output format.

Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP for Mac

Step 4. Custom video and audio settings

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

Tips :

1. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro, If the 60i/30fps is your original frame rate. But if you shoot with 50i/25fps, then 25fps as the frame rate will be your best choice when conversion.

2. You can customize the defaults and save them as custom conversion settings without affecting the original default selection.

Step 5. Convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video files to Apple ProRes

When ready,click the “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6.

After the conversion, click “Open Folder” to locate the generated videos MOV. Now you can start fun away with playing, editing Sony PXW-X180 XAVC videos on Mac without any problems.