The Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony is prepared to take mirrorless imaging to another level. Onto video, the major addition is internal UHD 4K 3840 x 2160p recording at 30 or 24 fps with the XAVC S format at 100 Mbps. While, if we want to import XAVC S videos from Sony a7R II to Final Cut Pro for editing, you may find the high quality XAVC S files especially the in 4K are not recognized by FCP well. So what’s the available workflow for Sony a7R II and FCP?
Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XAVC-S will be natively supported by Final Cut Pro. Based on our testing and other users’ feedback, to work Sony a7R II XAVC S with Final Cut Pro flawlessly, a wise solution is to make the XAVC S compatible with FCP. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the 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 Mac XAVC S 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 (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Now the following article will show you how to transcode Sony a7R II XAVC S to Final Cut Pro editable format in detail.
1. Download, install and run the XAVC S to FCP Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC S videos from Sony a7R II.
2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC S in FCP with natively supported video codec.
3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony a7R II XAVC S to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP 7 as well as FCP X perfectly.