Make Sony a7R IV AVCHD/XAVC S Compatible with FCP X on Mac

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“Hello, I have just received my Sony a7R IV 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 IV 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 IV to FCP X compatible format? How can I import Sony a7R IV to FCP X? Please help me.”

Sony Alpha a7R IV continues the noteworthy series of highly capable full-frame cameras, characterized by impressive stills and video performance and versatility. This fourth edition of the a7R sees the inclusion of an updated 61MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processor, which afford impressive imaging results with marked smoothness, a 15-stop dynamic range, and, of course, speed. Up to 10 fps shooting is possible along with the ability to record UHD 4K30 video, both with support for Real-time Eye AF and Tracking AF technologies. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling.

After you got the Sony a7R IV 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 IV 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 IV AVCHD/XAVC S files to FCP X, just like the problem showed above, they can’t import Sony a7R IV files to FCP X on Mac for editing smoothly, what’s the problem? It is because Sony a7R IV 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 IV AVCHD/XAVC S files to FCP X for editing natively? You will need to convert Sony a7R IV 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 IV AVCHD/XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X Losslessly

To convert Sony a7R IV AVCHD/XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, you will need an Apple ProRes converter, here we recommend the best Sony a7R IV 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 IV.

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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 IV 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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