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Transcode Sony a9 XAVC S into Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X

The Sony Alpha A9 might be the most specced-out mirrorless full-frame camera ever introduced, but it wants to make a bigger stamp on the future of digital photography as a whole. It brings with it improved 4K video recording with XAVC S codec, using the full pixel readout of the entire sensor. Additionally, the camera can record Full HD at up to 120fps and a 100Mbps bit rate. Overall we are expecting the image to be most exciting from the A9.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Sony a9 XAVC S Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony a9 XAVC S Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony a9 XAVC S to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony a9 XAVC S to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges XAVC S files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony a9 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Sony XAVC S videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .XAVC S files from Sony a9 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony a9 XAVC S to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .XAVC S videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting XAVC S videos from XAVC S to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Sony a9 XAVC S files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony a9 XAVC S converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony a9 XAVC S to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony XAVC S converter starts converting Sony a9 XAVC S videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the XAVC S files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the XAVC S files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.