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.

“I have bought the Sony PMW-F55 camcorder for my studio, recently I have recorded some commercial materials. When I try to import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC videos to Final Cut Express, only to find that the videos can’t be imported, the XAVC codecs that Sony PMW-F55 used are not supported by FCE, do I need to convert files to other formats? Please help me to solve this problem. Thanks!”

To convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC videos to Final Cut Express, you will need a top video converter to guarantee the quality and speed. Here we recommend you to use UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac/Windows, this is the best XAVC converter. It has optimized formats for Final Cut Express, as well as FCP X, imovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows movie maker, etc. you can choose any formats you want to output.

How to import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video files to Final Cut Express on Mac?

Step 1. Free download and install UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac/Windows, as the best Sony PMW-F55 to FCE Converter, it can convert nearly all the video formats to optimized formats for editing software and portable devices.

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Step 2. Launch the Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCE Converter, and click “Add File” button to import your Sony PMW-F55 XAVC video files to the program.

Sony XAVC to FCE Converter

Step 3. Choose output format that you need. To edit Sony PMW-F55 with Final Cut Express, you can choose Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, this is native format for Final Cut Express editing.

Convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV

Step 4. If you want to adjust output parameters, You can adjust the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

adjust video and audio settings

Step 5. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to AIC MOV for FCE with fast speed and high quality, you just need to wait some time, when the conversion finished, you can open the output folder to get the generated files, and then you can edit videos in Final Cut Express freely.