How to convert Sony FS7 SLog 3 to ProRes?

If you are in search of a way to convert Sony FS7 SLog 3 footage to ProRes codec, you are in the right place. This post guides you through the process of transcoding Sony FS7 SLog 3 to Apple ProRes for smooth editing.
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How can I convert Sony FS7 SLog 3 to ProRes?
“Hey guys, I ran into some banding issues when working with Sony FS7 SLog 3 footage in FCP X. I would like to convert the footage to ProRes before importing to FCP X so that I can expect a smooth workflow. I’m working on 2010 Macbook pro running Yosemite 10.10.1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB… Do you know a good converter to do this? Thanks!!!”

Video editors often have issues one or another while handling camera footage. For a faster and more fluid workflow on Mac, sometimes you need to process “transcoded editing”. Here’s a quick guide on how to encode Sony FS7 SLog 3 to ProRes for optimum editing on Mac platform.

How to convert Sony FS7 SLog 3 to ProRes?

Software requirement
HD Converter for Mac
convert Sony FS7 SLog 3 footage to ProRes

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this Sony FS7 SLog3 to ProRes Converter software on your computer, launch it and click ‘Add File’ to ingest your source media from your camera or from an achieved folder.

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X/6/7
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for FCP 6, 7 and FCP X. When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4: Start transcoding Sony PXW-FS7 SLog3 files to ProRes for FCP X/6/7
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode Sony PXW-FS7 files to Apple ProRes for using with FCP. The conversion process may costs a little longer time, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate exported ProRes files
As soon as the conversion process finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes files. Now you are able to open them in Final Cut Pro for further editing without any issues.

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