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How to Import Footage from Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP 10/X for Editing?


The Sony PXW-Z150 is a professional camcorder that captures 4K out of the box. The camcorder features a single Exmor RS sensor with a UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, Sony G lens with 12x optical zoom range, and 18/24x Clear Image Zoom in 4K/HD. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0 8-bit, and HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG2HD at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 in 8-bit only. Due to codec incompatibilty issues, makes it hard to import 4K XAVC-L footage from Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP 10/X for editing. Don’t worry, here’s the best Sony PXW-Z150 to FCP 10/X workflow for you guys.

In order to get Sony PXW-Z150 XAVC-L 4K media work in FCP 10/X, you will need to verify that Pro Video Formats and the Sony XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple are installed on your system. If you are still unable to import and edit Sony PXW-Z150 XAVC-L 4K footage in FCP 10/X smoothly, transcoding the footage to FCP 10/X more compatible Apple ProRes codec would be the best solution.

To do the job quickly and losslessly, we strongly advise you Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, which can convert and compress Sony 4K XAVC to ProRes.mov while ensures the maximum editing efficiency and quality when working with FCP 10/X. Besides, you can do batch conversion from AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV and more to FCP 10/X compatible format in fast conversion speed and excellent quality.

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Step 1. Install and run best video converter for Mac, then click “load file” button to import your Sony PXW-Z150 4K footage to the program.


Step 2. Clicking “Format” bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the “Final Cut Pro” category. The output videos will work with FCPX 10/X flawlessly. In addition, video presets for 150+ devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Samsung, Zune, Archos, etc. are provided to help you get videos to best fit a certain device.


Step 3. Finally, tap the Convert button to convert Sony PXW-Z150 4K XAVC-L footage for FCP 10/X. Once finished, you can click Open button to quickly locate the ripped files.

Now, you have no hassle to import and edit the converted Sony PXW-Z150 footage with FCP 10/X. (Click File > Import > Files to import the projects).

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