Edit Sony a7S III 4K H.265/XAVC HS in DaVinci Resolve 17

With extreme full-frame movie performance including high sensitivity (expanded ISO up to 409600), 15-stop wide dynamic range, 4K 120p, fast and dependable autofocusing, and extra-strong image stabilization, the a7S III again raises the bar for movie makers. The Sony a7S III can record video in 4K MP4 format, which provides for users who ether prefer to post and share videos to YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook, etc. or prefer a movie workflow and who need to work in a 4K camera compatible non-linear editing environment. Mainly, the Sony a7S III still features recording video in H.265/XAVC HS, which includes 50 to 280 Mb/s, for smooth, natural subject motion.

Can’t smoothly edit Sony a7S III MP4 in DaVinci Resolve 17?

Firstly, DaVinci Resolve is not very efficient to play H.265/XAVC HS, H.264/XAVC S-I and H.264/XAVC S videos well. Sometimes, it is unstable and fails to play the videos. Secondly, playing 4K 280 Mb/s video directly upon your PC, it increases the burden your computer’s CPU and graphics card. Comparing to playback common 1080P video, playing Sony a7S III file needs 2x-4x CPU processing power. No matter you are using Windows 10 or macOS Big Sur, you should know the overheating will cause damage to your computer. So converting Sony a7S III recordings to DaVinci Resolve native formats via 4K video converter is the effective solution, such as you can transcode Sony a7S III MP4 to ProRes MOV, DNxHD MOV, etc, will greatly expand your PC’s life-span. Besides, if you do not have high-end computer, DaVinci Resolve can hardly to play Sony a7S III footage smoothly.

Best Video Converter for Sony a7S III

Here introduces Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, a professional H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Converter, XAVC HS to DaVinci Resolve Converter, XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Converter and XAVC-I to DaVinci Resolve Converter. Though various Converters can do 4K MP4 conversion, but many of them cannot run smoothly or have compatibility issues with Windows 10 and macOS Big Sur.  Acrok is really a tremendous boost to transfer/convert/rip Blu-ray, DVD, 4K MP4, 4K MXF, 4K MOV, 4K MKV to DaVinci Resolve 17, FCP X, iMovie, QuickTime,  Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro 17, Avid Media Composer on the latest system. Let’s take a look at the step-by-step tutorial.

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Step1: Import or drag & drop Sony a7S III videos
Install and run Acrok 4K Video Covnerter as the Sony a7S III Video Covnerter, click “Add file” or “add folder” to load Sony a7S III MP4   files. You can also drag & drop directly. This program supports batch conversion and it’s easy for you to convert several MP4 files at one time. When you preview original MP4 files, Acrok allows you capture images easily.

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Step 2: Choose DaVinci Resolve supported format
Click Format bar to choose output format and you can choose H.264 MP4, DNxHD MOV, ProRes MOV or other common formats that DaVinci Resolve prefers. Here I choose ProRes 422 MOV. You can also directly enter video format you want in the search bar, even faster.

For Windows users: Format > Editing Software > Apple ProRes 722 (*.mov).

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For Mac users: Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

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Step3: Set audio and video profile
To better edit Sony a7S III videos in DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, 14, etc, You can click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.

You are also allowed to do initial editing via “editor tool” in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.

Step4: Convert Sony a7S III videos for DaVinci Resolve
Click “Convert” button, The Sony a7S III Video Converter will convert 4K MP4 to ProRes MOV at ultrafast speed. With just a click on “Open” button, you can locate the export MOV easily. Then, you can easily import and edit converted Sony a7S III files in DaVinci Resolve.

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