Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S not stable in FCP X

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Re-encoding Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S footage to Apple ProRes codec is necessary if FCP X won’t work with your video smoothly. That’s because Apple ProRes codec provides better performance during editing, faster render times, and better color quality for compositing. This guide teaches you the basics of how to convert Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S media to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X with very good performance.

Video Converter for Mac works well as a Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S to ProRes converter for FCP X. It does a good job of converting your XAVC S files from Sony ILCE-7M2 to ProRes format. After conversion, you can easily import and edit the completed files in Final Cut Pro X without any troubles. If you are just stuck in editing Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S video files in FCP X, just read on and learn the way of transcoding Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S footage to ProRes codec for FCP X editing via using this converter app.

How to transcode Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S footage to FCP X preferred ProRes codec?

To transcode Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S files to ProRes for FCP X editing, do as below:

Step 1: Import source files
With Video Converter for Mac, you can click “Add File” to load Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S video files that you want to convert into this program.

import XAVC S video files

Step 2: Select output format
Click “Profile” to select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes .mov is Final Cut Pro X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for XAVC S video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S to ProRes conversion for FCP X.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated ProRes .mov files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance. Hope this tutorial will help those who are having problem editing Sony ILCE-7M2 XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X.

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