Sony has just released A7S camera, and the a7S camera is quite adept in regard to recording video. It is able to output uncompressed 4:2:2 UHD 4K video to an optional external recorder over HDMI, as well as record full HD 1080p video in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.

You may have got the Sony S7S camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to FCP X/7/6. Why the problems occur ? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro so far. To import Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony A7S XAVC S to FCP supported format Apple ProRes. The Apple ProRes is a friendly format supported by FCP X and FCP 7/6.

 

How to convert Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to Apple ProRes?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to ProRes Converter, which can convert Sony A7S XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes with high quality and fast speed.

Free Download XAVC Converter for Mac Free Download XAVC Converter

Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP X Converter, and import your Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to the program, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the footages.

Sony A7S XAVC S to FCP X Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best codec for FCP X/6/7 editing.

Convert Sony A7S XAVC S to Apple ProRes on Mac

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated Apple ProRes MOV files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6.