If for any reason you need to convert Sony FS7 footage on a Mac or Windows PC, you will need a Sony FS7 video converter. This post walks you through how to transcode Sony FS7 video on Mac/PC via using a helpful Sony FS7 footage converter.
How can I work with Sony FS7 UHD footage in Premiere Pro CS6?
“Hi all, how do you guys edit Sony FS7 4K footage in Premiere CS6? My company has a new Sony PXW-FS7 camera, which shoots 4K files in XAVC format – a new format absolutely new for us. It’s a great format, but Premiere Pro CS6 doesn’t support it. Do I have to transcode them to something else that Premiere CS6 supports? Can anyone kindly recommend a perfect utility for my intended purpose? I would appreciate any help. Thanks a lot.”
If for whatever reason you are having issues editing Sony FS7 footage, we would recommend converting the footage to a more edit friendly format first. With a workable Sony FS7 file converter installed, it won’t be a problem to finish format conversion.
How to convert Sony FS7 video on Mac/Windows via using a Sony FS7 footage converter?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
You can download a demo version to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Converter for Mac as a Sony FS7 Video Converter. Once the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import source media. You can load directly from your camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
Step 2: Select output format for editing or playing
To convert Sony FS7 video files for use iMovie, from the Profile list, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
For the purpose of encoding Sony FS7 video files for Avid, Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, from the Profile list, choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To convert Sony FS7 video for editing in FCP 7 or FCP X, from the Profile list, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
If you want to convert Sony FS7 video files for playing on a Mac or Windows PC, simply choose ‘HD MOV Video (*.mov)’ or ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ catalogue.
Actually, this video converter app features a number of output formats, you can select one as target depending on your end use.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Sony FS7 footage to your required file format for playing or editing.
You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated files for editing or playing on a Mac or Windows PC.
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