Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera features a full-frame 12.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to enable notable video and still image quality with an expansive dynamic range, low noise, and extended sensitivity to ISO 409600. At the sensor level, this full-frame sensor features a unique on-chip gapless lens design, which incorporates small lenses between neighboring pixels in order to increase light-gathering efficiency and promote greater image quality across the entirety of the sensor plane. The sensor and processor combination also avails a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, support for 4K video recording, and a fast 25-point contrast-detection AF system with sensitivity to -4 EV. Beyond its still image performance, the a7S is also quite adept in regard to recording video. It is able to output uncompressed 4:2:2 UHD 4K video to an optional external recorder over HDMI, as well as record full HD 1080p video in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony A7S–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony A7S XAVC S footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC S files from Sony A7S to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony A7S XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony A7S XAVC S to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony A7S XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony A7S XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Convert and Import Sony A7S XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony A7S XAVC S files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony A7S XAVC S footages for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony A7S XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony A7S XAVC S to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing A7S XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
d. To convert Sony A7S XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony A7S XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony A7S XAVC S to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.