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Import SONY PWM-EX1 XDCAM Footage to Final Cut Pro 7/X

The Sony PMW-EX1 is the world's first professional-level camcorder to use flash memory ExpressCard-based media. With a trio of 1/2in CMOS sensors and recording capabilities of up to 1920x1080p, it arguably offers the best image quality of any camcorder on the market. The point here is, some users comlained they can't import Sony PWX-EX1 XDCAM footage to Final Cut Pro 7/X for editing. Issues as below:

Q: "My SONY PWM-EX1 camcorder records in XDCAM EX format, but to my disappointment, I cannot read the .MP4 files into Final Cut Pro 7. This is really frustrating as I have some urgent editing to do. Any solution?"

There is no "native" XDCAM EX support (unlike native DSLR support) in Final Cut Pro X or 7- and neither the XDCAM Browser will do the trick, nor will the Clip Browser. You have to use something you may not have used before: XDCAM Transfer. Using this plug-in, you can view thumbnails of your video clips and import the videos into your Final Cut Pro project. If it still doesn't work, you may think about transcode and convert SONY PWM-EX1 mp4 files to FCP X/7 more edit-friendly format i.g. Apple ProRes.mov via the third party video coverter.

To do the job quickly and easily, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac an optimal HD video converter is highly recommended here. With it, you can quickly convert footage from SONY PWM-EX1 to FCP X/7 supported video formats without losing quality. In addition, you can also do batch conversion from Blu-ray, DVD, ISO files, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, etc. to Premiere Pro CC and many more. For Windows users, simply turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Free download best HD video converter:

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Step 1. Install and run best video converter, then click "load file" button to import your SONY PWM-EX1 footage to the program.

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Step 2. Click the "Format" bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the "Final Cut Pro" category. The output videos will work with FCPX 7/X flawlessly.

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Step 3. Finally, click the "Convert" button to convert/transcode to SONY PWM-EX1 footage to 1080P Apple ProRes.mov for FCP X/7. Once finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated files, then import and edit the converted SONY PWM-EX1 with FCP X/7 smoothly.

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