Have you bought the new Sony PXW-Z280 camcorder to capture high quality 4K XAVC videos? Do you have the need to import 4K XAVC MXF files from Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X for editing natively? If you have this kind of need, just follow this article, we will share the best Sony PXW-Z280 4K XAVC MXF video converter with you, which can transcode Sony PXW-Z280 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 codec for editing in FCP X natively.
Sony PXW-Z280 is a new high-end camcorder that released not long ago, this is world’s first 4K 3-chip camcorder with new 1/2-type Exmor R CMOS, this device is so powerful that can record 4K 50p/60p, 4:2:2 10bit, HDR videos. Codecs such as XAVC, MPEG HD and DVCAM are all supported, you can use it to capture XAVC Intra/Long video in MXF format, and the video quality is top.
How to import and edit PXW-Z280 4K XAVC in FCP X/7/6 natively?
“Hi there, I purchased the Sony PXW-Z280 camcorder to record meeting videos for my company, I choose to record in 4K XAVC MXF format to store high quality videos. Now I need to import files from Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X for editing, but I found the recorded Sony PXW-Z280 4K MXF files are not supported by Final Cut Pro X on Mac, do I missed something? Can you share the easiest Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X workflow with me? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
The question showed above is asked by a Sony PXW-Z280 user, he bought the new Sony PXW-Z280 camcorder and have the need to edit PXW-Z280 4K XAVC in FCP, but there’s issue to import and edit 4K .mxf footage in FCP X. Most PXW-Z280 users have the need to edit the recorded clips in Final Cut Pro X, but they all have this kind of importing and editing issue, what’s wrong? It is because Sony PXW-Z280 recorded 4K XAVC MXF files are not supported by FCP X/7/6， if you want to edit PXW-Z280 4K XAVC in FCP X/7/6 natively, you will need to convert videos from Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X/7/6 Apple ProRes codec, because the Apple ProRes codec is the native supported codec of Final Cut Pro X/7/6, only with this codec can you get rid of importing and editing issues. Just follow the content below, you will get the best Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X Apple ProRes converter.
Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X/7/6 Workflow
Acrok MXF converter for Mac is the best Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X converter on the market, it is able to convert Sony PXW-Z280 4K XAVC MXF files to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec, what’s more, there are many optimized output formats in this top Sony PXW-Z280 4K MXF converter, you can choose the output format according to your need.
Step 1. Download and run Acrok MXF converter for Mac. You can get this Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X converter from the link on this page, and then install it on your Mac computer. Windows version is also available to use, if you want to convert Sony PXW-Z280 on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, you can download the Windows version.
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Step 2. After successfully installed the best 4K MXF converter, launch it and then click “Add Files” button to load your raw Sony PXW-Z280 MXF files into this program. You can also directly drag your 4K XAVC MXF files into this Sony PXW-Z280 FCP converter, which will make loading much easier.
Step 3. Select Apple ProRes format for output. In the format column, you can see there are many output formats, as we need to edit PXW-Z280 4K XAVC in FCP, Apple ProRes codec is what we need, just click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is the best codec for FCP X/7/6.
Step 4. Adjust output parameters if you want. This Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X/7/6 converter has easy-to-use customization feature, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface of this Sony PXW-Z280 FCP converter to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc. for example, if you want to upload Sony PXW-Z280 files online for sharing or playback, you can downscale file size by lowering the bitrate. If you just want to import the raw Sony PXW-Z280 videos into FCP X for editing with high quality, then you can skip this step.
Step 5. Start to convert 4K XAVC MXF from Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X/7/6 Apple ProRes. Go to the main interface and click this “Convert” button, Sony PXW-Z280 to FCP X/7/6 conversion will begin immediately.
Your video and audio synchronization is guaranteed by Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, when the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the converted videos, and then you can import converted Sony PXW-Z280 videos to FCP X and edit with native supported Apple ProRes codec, you don’t need to render anymore, and there will be no problems. Just download this Sony PXW-Z280 FCP converter and take a try!