Why I can’t import Sony a7S III 4K XAVC HS video to Final Cut Pro X? Can I play Sony a7S III footage in FCP X smoothly? How to avoid fcpx spend a long time rendering Sony a7S III video? I this guide, I’ll share the best solution with you, let you import and edit Sony a7S III 4K recordings in FCP X smoothly.
2020, Sony bring us new Sony a7S III. Sony’s alpha 7S Mark III is the third iteration in the most video-focused of the company’s a7 series of full frame cameras. It’s essentially a native 4K camera with impressive video specs and a revised user interface. It can capture UHD 4K footage at up to 120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 encoding and promises 16-bit Raw video output.
Can we edit Sony a7S III 4K MP4 video with Final Cut Pro X? If you want to edit Sony a7S III footage on macOS Big Sur. We need to know about what’s the GY-HM650U shooting video formats.
H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [30 to 200 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [89 to 222 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [100 to 280 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [50 Mb/s]
H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [60 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Sony a7S III record XAVC S, XAVCS-I and the latest H.265/XAVC HS video. Final Cut Pro X does’t support these codecs well. You can import and edit XAVC S and XAVCS-I MP4 video in Final Cut Pro X, but Apple does’t support XAVC HS video importing. Of course, it’s inevitable to spend a lot of time rendering video. How to edit Sony a7S III video on macOS Big Sur smoothly? You’d better to transcode GY-Sony a7S III MP4 video to Final Cut Pro X native video format and codec. We height recommend Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to you, this is the best MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter, with this powerful 4K Video Converter, you can convert Sony a7S III video to Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 4444. It provided many editing software profiles, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc.
Free download Sony a7S III to FCP X Converter
How to convert Sony a7S III MP4 for editing in Final Cut Pro X?
Step 1: Add Video
After launch the program, click the Add file button to load the Sony a7S III files to the best MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter. You can also directly drag and drop the source media files to import. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2: Select Output Format
Click “Format” bar, you will see this 4K Video Converter profiles, click the profile that you want to choose. Here, you can select ProRes 422 MOV or ProRes 4444 MOV as output format.
Step 3: Settings:
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP X editing. If your computer is powerful enough and the latest version of Final Cut Pro is installed, you can keep the original video resolution.
Step 4: Edit Sony a7S III video
Before conversion, you can click Edit icon to edit the loaded Sony a7S III MP4 video. You can trim, crop the MP4 video on Mac. For getting 3D videos, this MP4 to FCP Converter can add 3D effect onto you downloaded or recorded .mp4 video.
Step 5: Start Conversion
Click convert button to start Sony a7S III video to ProRes MOV conversion. After conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video.
That’s all. You can load the converted Sony a7S III video in FCP X without rendering now.