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Import Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S Files to FCP X

Import Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S Files to FCP X

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The Sony A7R II is the second generation of a series that set out to prove how serious a compact system camera can be. With a full-frame sensor, the range has offered image quality similar to some of the very best DSLRs, such as the Nikon D810 and Canon 5DS R.


If you’ve got a Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like A7R II, the 4K XAVC S format will not be an unfamiliar for you. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. 4K XAVC S still cannot fully supported by some video editors like FCP X can’t ingest MP4 video from Sony A7R II directly.

As we all know, Apple ProRes is the codec that Final Cut Pro natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S footage to ProRes MOV for edting in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). After the XAVC S to ProRes MOV conversion, you can directly import and edit the 100Mbps XAVC S files in FCP X without any importing problems and need not to search for the latest Sony XAVC S Plug-ins or wait for the release of the suitable one.

Here Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, a solid tool to help users convert 4K XAVC S to ProRes, which ensures the best results when using in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. With this professional XAVC S to FCP converter, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K or 1080p XAVC S from Sony A7R II for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLEs), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.

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How to import Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S files to FCP X?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your Sony XAVC S videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. My advice is to set the video size, bit rate and fame rate to be exactly as the footages so that you will suffer least quality degradation. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

Step 4: After all necessary settings, hit the “Convert” button to start the XAVC S to FCP best supported ProRes MOV conversion.

Conclusion: If you have added quite a bunch of XAVC S files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click “Option” and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”. Now, you can smoothly edit Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S files in FCP X.

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