Dec 10

Import Sony a7S XAVC S to Final Cut Pro 7 with ProRes Codec

Q: Has anyone worked with media from the Sony a7S camera? I’m looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the Sony a7S XAVC S media into FCP 7. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit Sony a7S XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 7.

The Sony a7S uses XAVC S recording format, but the problem is at present XVAC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Final Cut Pro 7. Apple does not respond on the issues and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by FCP (7). To edit Sony a7S XAVC S footage in FCP 7 smoothly, a suggestion is to use UFUSoft XAVC S Converter for Mac to transcode “XAVC S” to “ProRes”, which is the a native support format by FCP 7.

This Sony A7S XAVC S converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony a7S XAVC S files 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). 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 a7S XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7 without any troubles.

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How to Convert Sony a7S XAVC S footage for Editing in FCP 7?

Step 1: Install and launch the UFUSoft XAVC S to FCP Converter and load the recordings to it. If you want to merge several clips, just need to select all Sony a7S XAVC S files and click Merge.

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Step 2: Tap the Format bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), which is the best format for FCP 7.

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Tips: (Optional) Choose “Settings” to set video resolution
(1920 x 1080/1440 x 1080/1280 x 720/720 x 480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim Sony a7S XAVC S videos, click “Edit” menu.

Step 3: Press “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony a7S XAVC S to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 7.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files by clicking the “Open” button in the main interface. Then, you can bring and edit Sony a7S XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro 7 without any issue.

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