Sony a7s iii RAW (and video) files not opening on Macbook Pro? Compatibility issues?

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Jeff Amador New Member • Posts: 1
Sony a7s iii RAW (and video) files not opening on Macbook Pro? Compatibility issues?

Hi there. I just received my Sony a7s iii today. I hooked up the camera to my computer via USB to transfer some images and video, but I am getting compatibility errors on RAW files and video files. Any idea as to what I am doing wrong? I took photos in RAW and videos in various framerates. Neither the Macbook Pro's finder, Quicktime, or Adobe Lightroom will open the RAW files. I have shot with RAW with a Sony a7 iii for over a year now, using this same computer, and I have never been unable to open files.


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Brian_Smith
Brian_Smith Veteran Member • Posts: 3,338
Re: Sony a7s iii RAW (and video) files not opening on Macbook Pro? Compatibility issues?

The current versions of Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile all support Sony a7S III Raw files.

Apple is EXTREMELY slow to add raw support for their browser since they no longer offer their Aperture image processing software. But they will eventually release it in an update.

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crashwins Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: Sony a7s iii RAW (and video) files not opening on Macbook Pro? Compatibility issues?

You'll need to use DNGs for now. Sucks

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