Want to import and edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to FCP X ? Below is a tutorial to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP editing.

AS the successor to the HVR-Z7E, HXR-NX5E and PMW-150, the PXW-X180 three 1/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors camcorder has a lot of attractive features. The PXW-X180 records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps(MXF), MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from education/videography to news and broadcast production. The camcorder also supports DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF formats. MPEG HD 422 gives a high quality image with more detailed colour reproduction, as well as being ideal for chromakeying. However the wrapper MXF footage is not compatible with FCP 7/X, as well as MTS, XAVC H.264 and DV file. Get solution to import XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to FCP X with iMedia Converter for Mac.

Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is designed to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC, AVCHD MTS, MXF and DV to ProRes 422 MOV, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy and ProRes 4444 optimal for FCP X. Users can customize profile for output MOV. It is the only Sony PXW-X180 to FCP Converter that allows you to set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60. With advanced video/audio synchronization technology, the iMedia Converter can guarantee video quality with minimum loss and audio in sync.

4 steps to transcode Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to FCP X, as well as MTS, MXF and DV file.

Step 1: Import

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load camera files.

Step 2: Select export format

Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering sufficient video quality.

Step 3: Conversion

Click "Conversion" icon and the Sony PXW-X180 to Final Cut Pro Converter will run at ultrafast speed to transfer XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to ProRes for FCP X. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.

Part 2: Import camera files to FCP X

To import the converted files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your converted ProRes clips. DO not check "Create Optimized Media" or "Create Proxy Media". Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.

More than FCP, you can also easily convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/MTS/MXF/DV to iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, etc with iMedia Converter for Mac.