Import 4K MP4 from Sony a7 IV to Final Cut Pro X

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Import 4K MP4 from Sony a7 IV to Final Cut Pro X

edit Sony a7 IV MP4 in Final Cut Pro X smoothly

As a quite hot file extension, MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you can get 4K MP4 videos from Sony a7 IV. However, you may run into a situation where you can’t edit Sony a7 IV MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265 files in Final Cut Pro X without rendering. The FCP X deals with the Sony a7 IV footage at quite a slow speed and some 4K MP4 files even cannot be recognized. So what’s matter? What is the available way to use 4K MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro X?

Actually, this is probably due to the MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265 file codec. FCP X might not work with some Sony a7 IV files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. Fortuantely, there is an easy way to fix the issue. To get Final Cut Pro X work well with all Sony a7 IV videos, you could adjust Sony a7 IV video to FCP X supported video format. Along with some help from third-party software like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (macOS Monterey included), you can easily get the problem solved. With it, you can transcode MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265 to Final Cut Pro X native editing-friendly format – Apple ProRes – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X. An FCP X preset is included for easy access. If you are running a Windows PC, get Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Now download the program and follow the step-by-step gudie below to convert Sony a7 IV footage to Apple ProRes codec for smoothly editing.

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Guide: Transcoding Sony a7 IV MP4 to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X

Step 1. Import Sony Sony a7 IV files into the software

Here you can directly drag & drop the Sony a7 IV files to the converter, or click “Add file” button to load your video files.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV as the output format

You can directly choose the Apple ProRes 422 MOV preset from “Final Cut Pro” category for FCP X which has been supplied by the Sony a7 IV to FCP X Mac Converter. For Windows users, please select this profile under “Editing Software” category. The settings also works for FCP 7 and FCP 6.

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Step 3. Start Sony a7 IV video conversion

When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported Sony a7 IV video files will be converted to ProRes MOV files by this MP4 to FCP X converter for Mac.

After the conversion, simply click the “Open” button to find the converted videos. Now you can ingest the converted Sony a7 IV files to Final Cut Pro X to make engaging movies.

 

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