Sony XDCAM Log and Transfer Final Cut X

Sony XDCAM is a popular brand of cameras for videographers. If you have been editing for a while it is quite possible that you will run into someone that has shot footage with this camera.

Below are a series of tutorials that will help you import footage and get started editing quickly with Final Cut Pro 7 and X.

XDCAM Final Cut Pro X Tutorial

XDCAM Final Cut Pro X Tutorial

Download the XDCAM plugin for Final Cut Pro X. (Please note this is an external link controlled by Sony and it may have changed, as of February 2014 it was accurate)

Step 1: Copy your XDCAM footage (entire BPAV Folder) to the Desktop or an External Hard Drive.

Step 1a: If you copy it to an external HD your events and projects will not show up in Final Cut Pro X

Step 2: File Import your footage to your specified event.

XDCAM Final Cut Pro 7 Tutorial

Final Cut Pro 7 Sony XDCAM Log and Transfer

About Chip Dizárd

Chip is a Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop Certified Trainer and is passionate about helping people leverage technology for business and communications. He’s done a bit of everything from video production, to web, and application development.
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  2. Hi, can I ask you for help? I have footage in Mp4 from Sony video-camera and I can’t import it into final cut pro 7.

    I have done all this steps:
    Install Final Cut Studio
    Update Final Cut to the latest version (6.0.5 at the time of writing this)
    Download and Install the SxS Driver
    Download and Install Clip Browser
    Download and Install XDCAM Transfer (Includes the FAM driver)
    Download and Install the Log & Transfer Plugin

    and I can’t even import the file into Xdcam Transfer 🙁

    Is it that Im missing some codec?

  3. Lucy, try converting the mp4 files to pro res 422 mov files. Download mpegstreamclip from

  4. Brian Galagnara` says:

    Hi Chip! Thanks you for that video on importing xdcam footage to fcp 7.0, really helped a lot! How do I do the process backwards? I mean. exporting from fcp 7 to a specific xdcam format. Clients wants it in an XDCAM HD 50 50i wrapped MXF OP1A ? I’m at the end of my rope here. thanks again!


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