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 Express/Adobe Premiere for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to FCE/Adobe Premiere. Why the problems occur ? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by FCE/Adobe Premiere so far. To import Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to Final Cut Express/Adobe Premiere for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony A7S XAVC S to FCE/Adobe Premiere supported format. The Apple InterMediate Codec is a friendly format supported by FCE, and the MPEG-2 MPG is a friendly format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

How to edit Sony A7S XAVC S recordings in Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to FCE/Adobe Premiere Converter, which can convert Sony A7S XAVC S videos to AIC/MPG 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 AIC/MPG 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 FCE/Adobe Premiere Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to select proper output format for Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro.

For Final Cut Express users: Select “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. The AIC MOV is native format for Final Cut Express editing.

Convert Sony A7S XAVC S to AIC MOV on Mac

For Adobe Premiere Pro users: Select “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format. You can also choose “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > WMV(VC-1) Video(*.wmv)” or “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MOV(AVC) Video(*.mov)” as output format.

Convert Sony A7S XAVC S to WMV/MPG/MOV 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 AIC/MPG for FCE/Adobe Premiere on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC/MPG files for importing and editing within Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro.