Laying claim to the title of world’s first global shutter mirrorless camera, the Sony Alpha a9 III is a speedy and incredibly capable system for sports, wildlife, photojournalism, and much, much more. The a9 III captures and downsamples the full 6K image area to produce high-quality UHD 4K video up to 60 fps. It can also record 4K up to 120 fps with no crop.
Video is recorded with XAVC HS/XAVC S/XAVC S-I and packed in the widely supported MP4 wrapper. As a Sony a9 III user, you may be confused with Sony a9 III workflow with Final Cut Pro. Though Apple Final Cut Pro especially the 10.6.10 provide native support for Sony XAVC S, with no transcoding, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options, something frustrating to its users is that when loading Sony a9 III 4K XAVC HS/XAVC S/XAVC S-I files to Final Cut Pro, some error messages like missing codec, looped audio, etc occurred from time to time.
Want to edit Sony a9 III MP4 files in Final Cut Pro, FCP X, FCP 77 and create a home movie? Then you will disappointed since Sony XAVC HS, XAVC S-I and XAVC S are not supported by Final Cut Pro well. Even if you can successfully import the video into the editing software, you will have to spend a long time rendering the video material. If you’re attempting to use Sony a9 III footage in Final Cut Pro, you have to first convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro supported media formats like ProRes 422 MOV, ProRes 4444 MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc. Haven’t figured out a way? Now here is an option.
To finish the task, you can download and apply Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to achieve your goal effortlessly. This 4K Video Converter can easily transcode MP4 files to Final Cut Pro highly compatible Apple ProRes codec from Sony a9 III without quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to the Windows version, which has the same function as the Mac program.
Download the MP4 Converter for Final Cut Pro:
Simple steps on converting Sony a9 III MP4 to Apple ProRes codec on Mac
Load MP4 videos
After installing the MP4 to ProRes video converter, launch it and click Add file icon to import the Sony Alpha a9 III MP4 files you want to edit in Final Cut Pro. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly. Batch conversion is supported, so you can several mov videos to the program to convert at a time.
Set output format
Click Format pull down list, move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro. To encode the incompatible Sony a9 III video for editing in Final Cut Pro, you can select MOV (encoded by Apple ProRes codec) as the output profile.
If you want to edit Sony a9 III MP4 in DaVinci Resolve 18 smoothly, you can select H.264 MP4 or Apple ProRes 422 MOV as output format.
For editing Sony a9 III 4K MP4 in Premiere Pro without rendering, the MPEG-2 MPG is the best output option.
Editing and Settings (Optional)
You can cut, crop, rotate, add effects, etc. to make some easy video edits in a linear manner with Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. You can also click Settings button to adjust the codec, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, etc.
Start video conversion
Hit Convert and it will begin fast video decoding, conversion and processing your Sony a9 III MP4 video at one go.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import the result files to Final Cut Pro 10.6.10 or lower version without any trouble.