If you are looking for a Sony XAVC S to ProRes converter, you are in the right place. This post displays a step-by-step guide on how to convert Sony XAVC S files to ProRes codec in batch via using a good XAVC S converter for ProRes.
Needed a batch converter to encode XAVC S footage to ProRes codec
“Hi, all, we have shot a documentary last month with Sony A7s in France and I have a problem regarding format conversion. The A7s seems the perfect camera for the low light we will have in the cellars! This documentary is about lavender and the people who grow it. Our editor will edit the XAVC S footage with FCP 7. So before I sent him the drive I need to convert all the XAVC S clips to ProRes. I searched online and found a number of third party software that can convert XAVC-S to ProRes. Does anyone have tried out one of them? Which one is the best to do batch conversion maintaining original quality? I don’t have much time to try them one by one. Please suggest a solution. Many thanks.”
You can work natively with the XAVC S codec in FCP X without transcoding, but not in FCP 7 as far as we know. You can convert the file to an edit friendly format for FCP-7 by converting it to ProRes. HD Video Converter for Mac will do the trick without quality loss.
Batch process your XAVC S camera files in HD Video Converter for Mac, then import those converted files into FCP 7 for editing. Note that you are importing the files not ‘Log and Transfer’ them.
Check a short tutorial on how to convert XAVC S footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 7 editing.
A quick guide on how to convert Sony XAVC S MP4 to ProRes for FCP 7 editing
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony XAVC S to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it. This app supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple files at a time.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its most recent version FCP X. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony XAVC S MP4 to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.
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