Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. Revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, clean image quality is provided with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 video recording with full pixel readout.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony Alpha a6500–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 Alpha a6500 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 Alpha a6500 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony Alpha a6500 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 Alpha a6500 XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony Alpha a6500 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 Alpha a6500 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony Alpha a6500 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 Alpha a6500 XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
d. To convert Sony Alpha a6500 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 Alpha a6500 XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony Alpha a6500 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.