Distinguished by its updated sensor design, the Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations. As well as new capability of recording stunning 4K movies through 2.4-times higher oversampling, the camera features a new HLG 4 picture profile, supporting instant HDR workflow. After you recorded footage with Sony A7 III, you may want to load the videos into editing programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve, Avid, etc., for editing.
About Sony a7 III Recordings:
Recording Format: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video Compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format: XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Can we import and edit Sony a7 III 4K XAVC S video in FCP X or Premiere Pro CC smoothly and without rendering? The answer is absolutely YES. In this case, to have a smooth Sony a7 II recordings workflow on Mac OS X, you’d better transcode Sony a7 III 4K XAVC S (.mp4) footage to FCP X/Premiere Pro CC edit-friendly format with proper settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.
There are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra 4K, 2K, 1080P and 720 P videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is considered to be the best Sony video converting tool. With this Apple ProRes Converter, you can convert Sony a7 III footage to FCP X/Premiere Pro CC best editing codec easily and without losing quality. It is worth mentioning that the 4K Video Converter can help you get 3D effect. By the way, this software is a video editor tool too. Download it and learn the step-by-step tutorial.
Free download Sony a7 III Video Converter
Tip: If you are Windows user and plan to get Apple ProRes video on Windows 10, you need to free download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Windows version. Please select the appropriate version for you.
How to convert Sony a7 III video for FCP X/Premiere Pro CC on Mac?
Connect your Sony A7 III to your computer, run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as the best XAVC S Video Converter, then click “Add files” to load MTS or MP4 video from Sony a7 III SD card. You can preview your footage via this program.
Choose output format
As we know, Apple ProRes MOV is the best editing format for Apple Final Cut Pro, so you need to click “Format” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro” category, just select the “Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)”. It is just a piece of cake.
To import and edit Sony a7 III video in Premiere Pro CC without any problem, you can go to editing software category, then select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)".
Tip: Before conversion, you can click “Edit” icon to edit the Sony a7 III files via Sony Video Converter. On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add 3D effect, reset, and adjust volume.
Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click “Open” button to locate the converted files. You can edit Sony a7 III video in FCP X/Premiere Pro CC smoothly and without rendering.