Edit Sony α7S II 1080P XAVC S in FCP X

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Have you owned a Sony α7S II camera and used Sony α7S II shoot some 1080P XAVC S footage? If you have lots of Sony α7S II 1080P XAVC S and you want or need to import your XAVC S files into FCP X for editing, you may encounter some problem. This article will teach you how to solve the problem and with the XAVC S converter you can edit 1080P XAVC S in FCP X without any problem.

Good news, Sony released the world’s smallest full frame interchangeable lens camera Sony α7S II. The ISO sensitivity up to 409,600 reveals astonishing detail and color even in the dead of night. It record sharp video footage up to 1920 x 1080/60p at 50 Mbps in XAVC S format or up to 1440 x 1080/30p at 12 Mbps in MP4 format with audio.

I have a Sony α7S II, and recently I use it shoot some beautiful image and high quality video, exactly my school held a meaningful video contest, and I want participate in the competition with my 1080P XAVC S videos, but when I import my Sony α7S II recordings into FCP X for further editing, some wrong codec appeared on the screen, so I can’t edit them in FCP X, now I very eager to know how can I able to successfully import my XAVC S footage into FCP X on OS X El Capitan.

Sony α7S II’s footage is XAVC S codec MP4 video, although Final Cut Pro support MP4 video importing, but facts have proved that FCP even the FCP X doesn’t support Sony XAVC S MP4 well. To edit XAVC S in Final cut Pro on Mac smoothly, as we know FCP the best supported codec is Apple ProRes codec, so the best way is to transcode XAVC S to ProRes with a third software before you edit your XAVC S in FCP X on Mac. Here our HD Video Converter for Mac is the most popular converter on the market, with the XAVC S to Apple ProRes converter you can convert Sony α7S II 1080P XAVC S to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 for FCP X on Mac easily and quickly.

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How to transcode Sony α7S II 1080P XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X?

Step1: Load your 1080P XAVC S video
Install and run the XAVC S to FCP X Converter, just click “Add Files” icon to add your XAVC S resources.

convert Sony α7S II XAVC S videos to ProRes for editing in FCP

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 as the best output format
Click “Format” bar, it is recommended to choose Final cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422 as the output format.

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Tips: If you want to protect your own 1080 XAVC S video on net, you can click “Edit” button to choose the “watermark” option to add some text whatever you want to, and then click “OK”.

Step3: Convert Sony α7S II 1080P XAVC S to ProRes
When above steps are finished, click “Convert” option to start Sony α7S II XAVC S video to Apple ProRes conversion.

Finally, click “Open” to find the generated video files then import them into FCP X for better editing.

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