Sony PMW-F55 is a professional-grade camera with an 8.9-megapixel 4K-enabled image sensor. It’s equipped with an electronic global shutter, a 7-inch LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD native resolution, microSD and SxS PRO+ media slots, as well as still, PL, and FZ mount support. Its features include HD/2K/4K video onto internal SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output. With PMW-F55, you can record Full HD XAVC clips 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.On-board 4K recording requires high-data rate recording media, and the F55 will use Sony’s newly developed SxS PRO+ memory cards. A 128 GB card will provide enough space for approximately 40 minutes of 4K video in the XAVC Intra 422 format. SxS PRO+ cards will also allow on-board recording of 2K video at up to 180 frames per second.

You may have recorded lots of videos with Sony PMW-F55, and you may want to import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro X/6/7 for editing before you use them. In this case, you will have Sony PMW-F55 to FCP importing and editing issues. As the XAVC format not supported by FCP, you can not directly import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC files to Final Cut Pro for further editing. In order to make the Sony PMW-F55 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 PMW-F55 Camcorder to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality.

The UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac can convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro, Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony PMW-F55 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 convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video files to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing?

Step 1. Free download and install the top Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP Converter for Mac.

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Step 2. Import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video files

Launch the best Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP Converter on your Mac. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to import 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 PMW-F55 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 PMW-F55 XAVC video in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 smoothly, you need to choose Apple ProRes MOV as output format.

Sony PMW-F55 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

Step 5. Convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video files to Apple ProRes

When ready,click the “Convert” button to convert Sony PMW-F55 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 PMW-F55 XAVC videos on Mac without any problems.