Edit Sony a7S III 4K H.265 in FCP X

Sony Alpha a7S III FCP X - Edit Sony a7S III 4K H.265 in FCP X

Sony a7S III is one of the most powerful cameras that can record top quality 4K H.265 videos, it is loved by many amateur users and professional users, since it is released, many users have bought this amazing camera, and they have recorded a lot of 4K H.265 HEVC videos with it. How to import 4K H.265 HEVC files from Sony a7S III to FCP X? Just read this article and get the best solution, you will be able to edit Sony a7S III 4K H.265 in FCP X with native supported Apple ProRes codec.

Sony a7S III to FCP X Question

“Hello, I am a new user of Sony a7S III, can you help me to get 4K H.265 videos from Sony a7S III to FCP X? I have a Sony a7S III camera that can record H.265 files in 4K resolution, recently I need to edit the 4K footages with FCP X, but when I load Sony a7S III 4k files into FCP X, the software can’t deal with the files smoothly, I am told that the 4K H.265 videos are not supported natively, can you help me to get 4K H.265 HEVC files from Sony a7S III to FCP X? Should I use H.265 video converter to transcode the videos?”

“How can I load Sony a7S III 4K H.265 files to FCP X? Not long ago I bought the Sony a7S III camera and it helps me to record videos in 4K H.265 format, but I am not familiar with this format. When I load Sony a7S III 4K H.265 HEVC files to FCP X, I found the software can’t support Sony a7S III 4K H.265 format natively, in this case is there a solution for me to import 4K H.265 from Sony a7S III to FCP X for editing? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

If you have used Sony a7S III camera, you may have encountered the problems showed above, as a high-end camera, Sony a7S III is able to record 4K H.265 files for you. To many users, it is not so easy to use 4K H.265 files with editing programs, because 4K H.265 files are usually recorded by professional cameras, it is good for playback, but it is not well supported by popular editing programs, such as FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. so if you try to load 4K H.265 files from Sony a7S III to FCP X, you will meet with importing and editing programs. In this case, what’s the best method to edit Sony a7S III 4K H.265 files with FCP X? It is to convert Sony a7S III files to FCP X best supported video codec and format, and then you can avoid importing and editing issues when you deal with Sony a7S III 4K H.265 HEVC files with FCP X.

Sony a7S III to FCP X Converter on Mac and Windows

As the Sony a7S III to FCP X problems showed above, the FCP X can’t accept Sony a7S III recorded 4K H.265 files, you will need to convert Sony a7S III video files to supported format for FCP X native editing. From FCP X official website we can learn the Apple ProRes codec MOV format is the best choice, which is FCP X native format, so you just need to convert Sony a7S III 4K H.265 files to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, and then you can edit Sony a7S III files with FCP X smoothly.

What software can convert Sony a7S III 4K H.265 HEVC files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec? Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac or Windows is the software that we recommend, it is used by many video expert, this software has presetted formats for many editing programs, like Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, AIC codec for iMovie, MOV or WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, etc. besides, it has many presets for portable devices and players, such as optimized formats for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets, Android smartphone, 4K TV, etc.

Convert 4K H.265 files from Sony a7S III to FCP X

Step 1. Please download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate from the link on this page to get this powerful 4K video converter, both Windows version and Mac version can work as H.265 video converter to help you convert 4K H.265 HEVC files from Sony a7S III to FCP X, you can choose either Windows version or Mac version according to your need.

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Step 2. After you launched the Sony a7S III to Final Cut Pro X Converter program, you can click “Add Files” button to load your Sony a7S III 4K H.265 video files into it. Nearly all the video formats are supported to import and export, and you can add many files at one time for batch conversion. Below is the main interface of this Sony a7S III to FCP X converter, both Mac version and Windows version are available to use.

Sony a7S III Video Converter - Convert 4K H.265 video on Mac

Step 3. There are many formats for output, to edit 4K H.265 HEVC with FCP X, you can select “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, this is the best native editing format for Final Cut Pro X, with this format you can edit your videos smoothly.

Edit Sony a7S III 4K video in FCP X via ProRes codec

Step 4. Customization feature is useful in this H.265 video converter software, after you selected the output format, you can set the output resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec and other parameters according to your need, if you don’t need to change the parameters in this H.265 video converter, just skip this step.

Sony a7S III Video Converter - Settings

Step 5. After you do these configures on the Sony a7S III to FCP X converter, you can click convert button to start the conversion. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac/Windows will convert 4K H.265 HEVC videos from Sony a7S III to FCP X Apple ProRes at fast speed.

You just need to wait some time, when your Sony a7S III recorded 4K videos are converted to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV files, you can click open button on the main interface of the 4K video converter, and then you will get the converted videos, you can load the converted Sony a7S III videos to Final Cut Pro X and edit natively. Now you may have known the way to convert Sony a7S III 4K H.265 files to FCP X, just take a try now, with this tool you can convert and edit 4K H.265 HEVC files with FCP X natively.

Tip: Besides FCP X, you can use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to convert 4K H.265 videos to Avid Meida Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve, etc. the software has native output formats for these editing programs, do you don’t need to worry about video editing and playback issues anymore, this excellent 4K H.265 video converter can be a powerful tool for you.

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