I just updated to 10.2.2 and once again they list "Native support for Sony XAVC-L" in the "What's New" list.
However FCPX still crash when I try to import XAVC-L files from a Sony X70. This is a folder copied to my hdd with the complete file structure straight from the card. The video files plays fine in vlc.
Is anyone using XAVC-L files from the X70 with fcpx successfully?
The files are from a camera with the old firmware, not the new 2.0 update.
Have you tried going strait from the camera/card? Shouldn't need to, but it's an idea. If it's crashing, it may not be a format support thing. May need to do some FCP X troubleshooting. In another FCP X group a X70 user is saying everything works great now. I've tried XAVC-L (from the FS7) in the past and it showed the clips as blank green clips (as it was not supported) it would even import them green. Never had it crash doing that even though the format didn't have support.
Yes! Works fine for me. The 2.0 firmware for the camera is required, and once applied you must reformat the SDXC card in-camera, then record new clips. The last FCPX update fixed this for HD - today's update fixes it for 4K. Excellent! This plus the resizable text entry box in the Text Inspector is HUGE for me!
There's your answer, the files need to be from a camera with the 2.0 firmware. In your case, you will have to transcode them to ProRes to use them and then update your camera so that all the future clips work properly.
Note that the memory card must also be reformatted in-camera after the firmware update. However, if you have 4K clips that were shot by a 2.0 firmware upgraded camera, those now magically work with 10.2.2. And, before today you could not mix HD and 4K on the same card, but I assume this limitation is no longer the case - although that's an assumption, have not tested it.