Sony FDR-AX30, a palm-sized Handycam camcorder, equips with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution video using Sony’s XAVC S codec. The Sony AX30 also records 1080p video in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images.

As we know, XAVC S (*.mp4) format is efficient but it is not ideal for editing, which isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. To solve the problem, the quick workaround is to convert Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to FCP X natively supported formats (Apple ProRes is highly recommended). Along with some help from UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly.

Overall, it is one of the best XAVC S to ProRes Converter for Mac(including E1 Capitan, Yosemite). With it, you can effortlessly convert Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X without quality loss. Besides ProRes, it can also convert XAVC/XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro to meet users’ different needs. Now, download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.

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Guide: Convert Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X

1. Install and run the UFUWare HD Video Converter as the Sony FDR-AX30 to FCP X Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add File” button, and browse your files; select all the XAVC S files you wanna convert.

Tip: If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to FCP X, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Sony FDR-AX30 to FCP X Converter for Mac

2. Click the “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format.

Convert Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to Apple ProRes

Tip: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

3. After the settings done, click the “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac with fast speed and high quality.

When the Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S to ProRes conversion is done, you can click “Open Folder” to get your generated ProRes .mov files. Now, you can edit Sony FDR-AX30 XAVC S 4K video files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without any hassles.