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Transcoding Sony a7S II XAVC S to Nuke Easily


Importing footage is one of the first things you learn when becoming an editor, but different types of footage can have their challenges. This article gives a quick guide on the proper way to import Sony a7S II XAVC S into Nuke for further editing.

As you know, Sony a7S II, a hot full-frame mirrorless camera has won lots of users. If you have a Sony a7s II, you may record 4K videos in XAVC S format. While, something frustrating, at present XVAC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Nuke. To edit Sony a7S II XAVC S footage in Nuke smoothly, a better way is to transcode XAVC S to QuickTime, a native supported format by Nuke. The following paragraphs show you how to edit Panasonic a7S II XAVC S footage with Nuke without any issue.

The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Overall, this XAVC S converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony a7S II XAVC S to MOV - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Nuke. What's more, it also allows to convert XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Avid, Davinci Resolve, etc with the best quality. For transcoding Sony a7s II XAVC S to Nuke on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the issue.


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Steps to Transcode Sony a7S II XAVC S to Nuke

First please install QuickTime on your computer. Nuke never had an own QT-decoder which is why it depended on QT.

1. Load Sony a7S II XAVC S footage

Install the XAVC S converter program on Mac and run it. Click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


2. Choose output format

Click format you choose MOV as target format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output format.


Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

3. Start XAVC S to Nuke conversion

Hit the convert button to start converting Sony a7S II XAVC S to MOV for Nuke. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Nuke. Just do what you want.

Editor's Note:
As it happens with H.264, XAVC and XAVC-S are not for editing, playing, are for delivery. In this case, Sony's XAVC & XAVC S(in .mxf or .mp4 format) are the previous step before edit or playback.If you wanna import XAVC/XAVC S files to Nuke, FCP, iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas or play XAVC/XAVC S in QuickTime, Windows Media Player, you'd better convert XAVC/XAVC S to a more compatible format with a professional XAVC/XAVC S converter app. Brorsoft Video Converter (or Mac) would be one of the best choice.

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