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 or Adobe Premiere Pro for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony AZ1 XAVC S files to FCP/Premiere. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro nor Adobe Premiere Pro so far. To import Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S videos to FCP/Premiere for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to FCP/Premiere supported format. The ProRes MOV is the Final Cut Pro supported format, MPEG-2 MPG is the Adobe Premiere Pro supported format.

Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to ProRes MOV, MPEG-2 MPG

Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Converter, which can convert Sony AZ1 XAVC S to ProRes for FCP X, MPEG-2 for Premiere with high quality.

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Step 1. Load Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos

launch the professional Sony FDR-AZ1 to FCP/Premiere Converter, and import your Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K video files to the converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the XAVC S video files to it.

Sony HDR-AZ1 to FCP/Premiere Converter for Mac

Step 2. Select proper format for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro

a. Click “Profile” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format, it’s best format for Final Cut Pro editing.

Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to Apple ProRes MOV

b. Click “Profile” bar to choose “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format, it’s best format for Adobe Premiere Pro editing.

Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Step 3. 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 4. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to ProRes MOV, MPEG-2 MPG on Mac.

When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files, and then import and edit the converted files within Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS smoothly.