Importing Sony A7s 50p/100p XAVC S Footage into FCP 7

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Importing Sony A7s 50p/100p XAVC S Footage into FCP 7


XAVC S FCP 7 Workflow Guide: Encode A7s XAVC S to ProRes for FCP 7

Do you have any good solutions to the problems of importing Sony A7s 50p/100p XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro 7 for nice editing? If not, why not be a good reader to follow the article below to know more details? This guide can teach you how to convert your Sony XAVC S to ProRes for smoothly editing in FCP 7.

'Hi, anyone worked with media from the Sony A7S camera. especially convert files XAVS 100p/50p to Apple ProRes because the few times I tried the resulting file does not match the original file, that the file should slow motion (100p/50p) but became normal 25fps not slow-motion (I use HD video converter Acrok) Is there a workflow solution for me to do the settings file XAVCS especially for 100p / 50p to Apple ProRes.'

The sensor of Sony A7S is big, the 35mm sensor with large pixels is good for high ISO and dynamic range, 12.2MP sensor optimized for 4K and low light video recording, with this excellent device you can get uncompressed 4:2:2 full HD in XAVC S format. While for some popular editing tools, you will find the XAVC S is not supported for popular editing apps, Final Cut Pro is such a typical one. So what's the available workflow for Sony A7S and FCP?

XAVC S, which as the newest one, if you are a professional video editor or photographer, it is not so widely supported for editing tools. Except for FCP 7, such as iMovie/FCE, Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Avid/Sony Vegas, etc. Today here, in order to match the XAVC S recordings to FCP 7 well, we highly recommend you a XAVC S to FCP 7 Converter called Pavtube XAVC S Video Converter for Mac or Windows, which has the ability of handling HD videos with all popular editors or media players nicely.


Detailed steps we should know well how to convert XAVC S to ProRes for nice editing in FCP 7:

Step 1. Load our XAVC S source files.

Install and open the program correctly, the main interface will pop up there in front of you. With two buttons we can import our source recordings right well. 'Add video' can help you load your videos individually with clips or with 'Add from folder', we can easily import files in a complete folder. This program can support the batch conversion well

Step 2. Choose right one for FCP 7

Just come to the output list, drop down the list, what we can see here are so many various output formats for editing tools, like FCP, iMovie, Premiere, or some media players, etc. Here for FCP 7, let's select the original "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes Codec 422(*.mov)" as the best. Additionally, several other types of codec you can also have a try if you like

Step 3. Adjust your Video Audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Finally, I almost forget to remind you that this program can work well with the latest Mac OS X operation Yosemite after tested so you will get no worries. What's more if you are the first time to work with FCP 7, you must be confused with the transferring files to FCP, right, Here is the related reference article you can read more. At the end of this page, click the 'Convert' button , you can get your conversion job started.