Make Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S Compatible with FCP X on Mac

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“Hello, I have just received my Sony A7R II camera which I bought one week ago, after I got it I used it to take some photos and recorded a lot of videos, and now I need to edit some footages in FCP X on Mac, I tried to load the Sony A7R II files to FCP X, but every time I always failed, the videos are in AVCHD/XAVC S format, and it seems not supported by final cut pro X. Do I need to convert Sony A7R II to FCP X compatible format? How can I import Sony A7R II to FCP X? Please help me.”

The aptly-named Sony A7R II shares the much-improved ergonomic redesign introduced by its A7R II sibling, as well as presenting a whole host of new features and technology aimed at providing the utmost in image and video quality as well as performance. The Sony A7R II is a more matured, more well-rounded camera and therefore an even more enticing option for those wanting full-frame image quality but not a full-frame DSLR-sized camera. Like the A7S before it, the A7R II is able to capture ultra-high-resolution 4K video (3840 x 2160), however, unlike the “S” model, it can record 4K video internally to the memory card. The A7R II makes use of Sony’s higher bitrate XAVC S file format, which supports 4K bitrates up to 100Mbps.

After you got the Sony A7R II camera, you may have used it recorded some videos, for most users, they have the need to import recordings into editing programs, do you also have the need to import Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S to FCP X or other software for editing? On the forums, there are a lot of users have encountered the issues to import Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S files to FCP X, just like the problem showed above, they can’t import Sony A7R II files to FCP X on Mac for editing smoothly, what’s the problem? It is because Sony A7R II recorded AVCHD/XAVC S and XAVC S MP4 files are not supported by FCP X, so you can’t import the videos to FCP X for editing directly, in this case how can we import Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S files to FCP X for editing natively? You will need to convert Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, which is native supported codec of FCP X, and then you can import the converted videos to final cut pro X for editing natively.

Convert Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X Losslessly

To convert Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, you will need an Apple ProRes converter, here we recommend the best Sony A7R II to FCP X converter for you, the program is called UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac, with it you can easily convert AVCHD, MTS, M2TS and 4k videos to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec, besides FCP X, it also has optimized formats for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, iMovie, etc. now please follow the link below to download and use it.

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STEP 1. Download, install and run the AVCHD/XAVC S to FCP X Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source AVCHD/XAVC S videos from Sony A7R II.

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STEP 2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing AVCHD/XAVC S in FCP X with natively supported video codec.

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STEP 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

STEP 4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony A7R II AVCHD/XAVC S to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro X immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP X perfectly.

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