Below is a tutorial to convert Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes codec with the intuitive XAVC S to FCP Transformer-TransMXF Pro for Mac.
Last week, Sony has announced the Alpha 7S, a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video. The camera can read out its entire sensor fast enough to
capture 8-bit 4:2:2 4K video over HDMI at up to 30p, without the need for line skipping or pixel binning. The camera also provides higher quality for the 1080p video (at up to 60p)
it can record internally. Superior than the a7 and a7R, the a7S records XAVC S formats in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. with bitrates of up to 50Mbps.
Can I import Sony α7S footage into Final Cut Pro for editing? Yes, you can! Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac is the most intuitive XAVC S to FCP Transformer that can transcode
XAVC S Full HD to ProRes codec, as well as AVCHD and MP4. You have options to transfer a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ,
ProRes 4444 and DVCPRO HD for Final Cut Pro. The most beautiful part is the CUDA technology makes the XAVC S to FCP Transformer 10X than other converter while
keeping original quality
5 things worth knowing about Sony a7s:
1. It has ISO up to 409,600.
2. That ISO Means Sony Has Bowed Out Of The Megapixel Wars.
3. It Shoots Full-Frame 4K Video.
4. You will need to hook up a recording device via HDMI to get the full 4K video.
5. You can swap codecs with options of XAVC S, AVCHD to MP4.
4 steps to transcode Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes MOV.
Step 1: Import
Click “add video” or “add folder” to load camera files. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion. You can batch convert multiple
formats video at one time.
Step 2: Select export format
Click the “format” and choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering sufficient video quality.
Step 3: Transcoding settings (Optional)
Click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 4: Conversion
Click “Conversion” icon and the XAVC S to FCP Transformer will run at ultrafast speed to transfer Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes codec. With just a click on
"Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.