Monday, November 3, 2014

What Are 10 Easy Steps for Editing Sony F3 XDCAM Videos in FCP 7?

This guide can generally tell you 10 easy steps for editing Sony F3 XDCAM videos in FCP 7 and the introduction of another converter.

‘XDCAM Transfer’---an efficient and simple tool provided by Sony.
Cause XDCAM footage recorded to SxS cards which shot by Sony PMW-F3 camera can’t work well with these files natively. Sony has provided an efficient and simple tool called ‘XDCAM Transfer’ that addresses this exact problem. Now let’s see together how to get XDCAM videos accepted by FCP 7 with this transfer.

1. Install required software (listed below) and reboot as needed.
2. Open XDCAM Transfer.  
3. From the XDCAM Transfer menu, select “Preferences”.
4. On the Import tab, set the folder that the transferred material will be saved to, and close the Preferences menu.
5. In the main XDCAM Transfer interface, click the Add button in the bottom-left corner.  
6. Browse to either a mounted SxS card in a card reader, or a copy of the “BPAV” folder that was saved to a hard drive on-location.
7. Click on the new item in the left “Source” pane, then select “Import All Clips” from the File menu.
8. Open Final Cut Pro 7.
9. From the File menu, select “Import”.
10. Select the clips from the import folder you specified in your XDCAM Transfer Preferences menu.  Now you’re ready to edit!

Tips: This workflow is only for Intel based Macs (MacBook Pro Laptops and MacPro Towers) with OS X v10.5 or later and Final Cut Pro 7 installed.  This procedure will not work for PowerMac systems or Final Cut Pro 6 users.

Due to the disadvantages we saw above, any other methods we can easily import Sony XDCAM files in FCP 7? Fortunately, here we introduce you the Sony XDCAM to FCP Converter for Mac to do you a big favor. To celebrate the 2014 Halloween , you may now get the big discount on Halloween Topic page. Buy one Get one Free? You can get another DVD Creator for Mac free if you buy this product with one offer only expires on November 10.

Convenient steps are followed here with the screenshots, download the program and load your files in with two items called ‘Add video ‘or ‘Add from folder’. Especially for FCP, there are several types on the format list like ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422’, etc. If you get the preparation done, you can click the ‘Convert; button to start the conversion. Otherwise, ‘Settings’ or Editor’ items you can walk in for a further exploration. 

Additionally, this program has been already tested for the new operation Mac OS X 10.10 and it works well. Any opinions or suggestions you can leave the comments below.