The Sony A7S is a small full-frame 12 Megapixel mirrorless stills camera which is also capable of shooting 4K video while delivering it to an external recorder in 8 bit 4:2:2. Unlike the a7 and a7R, the latest model is not constrained by the AVCHD standard, also offering the XAVC S system, with bitrate of up to 50Mbps. However, the XAVC S recording format coming out along with the a7s, is not yet as popular as the cameras so that it is hard to find an editor to edit/conduct post production to such new format footages. Sony Vegas Pro 12 as it claimed can natively support Sony a7s XAVC S format footages; however, older version of Vegas like Sony Vegas Pro 8.0/9.0/10 do not fully support XAVC S. To avoid any video, audio incompatibility issues, here we outline how to import Sony A7S XAVC S to Sony Vegas, including Vegas Pro 12.
To achieve the goal, you need a professional XAVC S Converter to change the XAVC S format first. Here UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter is right what you are looking for. This converter perfectly works as the XAVC S to Vegas Pro Converter that helps you convert XAVC or XAVC S to MPEG-2, which is the best format for Vegas to edit with ease. With it, you may also transcode XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. In addition, it might help you change XAVC S to other frequent formats such as XAVC S to WMV, FLV, MP4, AVI, MPG, 3GP, etc.
Guide of Converting Sonny A7S to work in Sony Vegas Pro
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC S files from Sony A7S to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.
Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings to get Sony A7S files converted with original quality.
Step 4: Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony A7S XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas immediately.
After the XAVC S to Sony Vegas conversion, you can transfer/edit Sony A7S recordings in Sony Vegas Pro without any problem.