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Best Sony a7S II to AVID/ FCPX WorkFlow

Q: "Hello, guys. Is there any good software that helps to convert a7s ii footage either to work with AVID Media Composer or Final Cut Pro X?"

Sony's a7S II is the best video shooting stills camera available at the moment. The resolution is kept to 12 million pixels to allow better light gathering power and improve video quality. It can record 4K 4:2:0 8-bit video (in XAVC S format and with no pixel binning) to a suitably fast memory card and it has a 5-axis stabilisation system. When you try to edit sony a7s II 4k footage with Avid Media Composer or FCPX, you'll be disappointed to find the video formats are not supported. Then how to solve?

To work AVID or FCPX edit smoothly with Sony a7S II 4K XAVC S footage, we advise you transcode the 4K XAVC S to DNxHD .mov for Avid MC and Apple ProRes for FCPX before importing. To do the job quickly and easily, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac will be a great help.

Overall, it's an all-in-one 4K video converter that can help you convert 4K XAVC S foootage from Sony a7s II into a different and ideally more edit friendly format like DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer and Apple ProRes for FCPX. Beside, this video convert program can also help to convert common videos and Blu-ray/DVD disc to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc.


Step 1. Install and run best 4K video converter, then click "load file" button to import your Sony a7S II 4K footage to the program.


Step 2. Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit Sony a7S II videos in Avid, "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)" is the suitable one.


For FCPX, please click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.


Step3. Click Convert button to start transcoding Sony a7S II 4K footage to Avid MC or FCPX on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to Avid Media Composer or FCPX smoothly. You've done.

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