Thursday, November 12, 2015

Load Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S to FCP 7, Final Cut Pro X (El Capitan)

If you have trouble in importing or editing Sony A7R 4K videos in Final Cut Pro, read here to help you. 

The A7R II has received a large amount of ink, and deservedly so – it is, technologically, one great camera. The mirrorless, compact body (5 × 3.9 × 2.4 inches without lens, and 22 ounces with battery and card) has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated (BI) full-frame sensor – a first for the industry. The camera captures 7,952 × 5,304-pixel stills as well as 4K video in Sony’s XAVC-S format. And with its Fast Hybrid Autofocus technology, the A7R II can autofocus select Canon lenses (using an adaptor), breaking the wall that’s existed between camera brands. 

For a fast and fluid workflow, people sometimes need to transcode A7R II 4K XAVC S video for editing in FCP. However, the XAVC-S footage captured by Sony A7R II is a kind of non-standard format which is hardly supported by FCP 6, FCP7, FCP X. In order to load Sony A7R II XAVC-S clips into Final Cut Pro for smoothly editing, we need to rewrap or convert original XAVC-S files to Apple ProRes Code , the most compatible video codec for FCP to afford with the help of a professional third party program. 


To achieve the goal, you need the help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional 4K Video to FCP Converter app. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro. Besides, this 4K Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion on Mac(Mavericks included). 

Download Sony A7R II XAVC S Converter Mac 

 (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5) 

How to Convert and Import Sony A7R II XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro 

Step 1: Locate the original Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S file 

Download and run Sony XAVC S Video Converter on Mac, and then click the "Add" button to import the XAVC S videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also a convenient way to load the videos.) 


Step 2: Set output format 

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. 


3. Adjust 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. 

4. Start conversion 

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the 4K video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing 4K video in FCP 6/7/X with light speed. 

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