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Sony a7s II to FCP Workflow – Import/Edit Sony a7s II XAVC S 4K videos with FCP

Sony revealed the mirrorless full-frame Alpha a7s II. With it, you no longer need an external recorder for Ultra HD video, as the a7s II now has internal 4K recording (3,840 x 2,160) at 24 or 30fps. And you can record videos with a7s II Sony’s XAVC S format. But, is there any possible workflow for Sony a7s II XAVC S to Final Cut Pro? Can Final Cut Pro ingest 4K XAVC S videos from Sony a7s II? The result may let you down – FCP including FCP X/7/6 won’t open and import Sony a7s II 4K footage correctly. What caused the issues? Based on our testing, it may due to the high video resolution and the video codec incompatibility.

Actually, Apple does not respond on the issues and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by FCP (X). To edit Sony a7s II XAVC S 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X/7/6, a workaround is to transcode Sony a7s II XAVC S to more editable format for FCP with proper settings under Mac OS X.

With a professional XAVC S Converter- aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac, you can get the work done easily. This software is able to convert XAVC S files from Sony a7s II to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. It can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Download the software and follow the guide to finish the conversion task.

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Convert Sony a7s II XVAC S to ProRes for FCP editing


Step 1. Install and run aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best XAVC S to FCP Converter; click “Add File” button to load your source XAVC S 4K videos from Sony a7s II.

XAVC S to FCP Converter - Load Sony a7s II XAVC S 4K videos

Step 2. Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC S in FCP with natively supported video codec.

Convert Sony a7s II XAVC S to Apple ProRes MOV

Tip: You can also customize the output parameters, just click “Settings” button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony a7s II XAVC S to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP on Mac with high video and audio quality.

When the Sony a7s II XAVC S to ProRes conversion finished, you can load the converted Sony a7s II XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) perfectly.

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