Tried every way to import Sony a7II XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, but failed? This article offers you the easy workaround is to transcode Sony a7II XAVC S to FCP more “edit” friendly codec- Apple ProRes. Learn how to.
Being a photographer and videographer by profession, I’d like to recommend Sony a7 II. I’ve used my Sony a7II for two years. It always brings me high quality video recordings. However, when I worked with media from Sony a7 II in Final Cut Pro, there are a few issues. Based on my multiple testing and someone’s shared tutorial I got a quick and smooth Sony a7II XAVC S to FCP workflow. Share it now.
Since 10.2 version, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X supports XVAC S codec, but as it happens with H.264, XAVC-S is not for editing, is for delivery. That means editing Sony a7II XAVC S in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 is not an easy work. A good suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode “XAVC S” to “ProRes”, which is the a native support format by Final Cut Pro.
This Mac XAVC S converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony a7II XAVC S to Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 or FCP 6). What’s more, it also allows to convert XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Download the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import Sony a7SII XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro without any troubles.
Tutorial: Convert Sony a7II XAVC S to Final Cut Pro for editing
Step 1. Load Sony a7II source files to the software
Install the program on Mac and run it. Click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes to output
Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original Sony a7S video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 3. Start XAVC S to ProRes conversion
Click the “Convert” icon, and the Mac XAVC S converter will start converting Sony a7 II XAVC S to ProRes .mov for FCP on Mac.
After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony a7II footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.
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