This post gives hints for those who still need to transcode Sony a7s II footage for use in Final Cut Pro X. It guides you through the process of converting Sony a7s II video recordings to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
The A7S II is designed to provide excellent performance across a huge range of ISO speeds. Utilizing Sony’s 5-axis image stabilization to provide up to 4.5 stops of vibration reduction, the A7S II is poised to provide great images in low light. This impressive camera delivers high-quality results no matter the situation.
Sony A7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30fps with full pixels as well as 1080p recording at up to 120fps, all in the XAVC S format. Couldn’t edit Sony a7s II footage in Final Cut Pro X smoothly? Convert the footage to ProRes 422. You can do this with HD Converter for Mac. Check a quick guide on how to transcode Sony a7s II XAVC S footage to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec.
How to convert Sony a7s II XAVC S footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Converter for Mac as a professional Sony a7s II to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ menu, 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 X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. 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 a7s II footage to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
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