Aug 29

How to Import Sony a5100 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro (X) on Mac?

The Sony a5100 is a compact mirrorless compact that shares many of the features of its big brother, the a6000. It sports a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection covering 92% of the frame, as well as Sony’s latest image processor. Its 3″ touchscreen LCD can flip upward 180 degrees for easy self-portraits. Video features are impressive, with support for the XAVC S codec, allowing for 1080/60p and 24p movies with a 50Mbps bit rate. Sony a5100 camera is excellent which can give us vivid images. What’s more, it can help us to record 1080P high-definition videos, so it’s wonderful to take it and record exciting moments.

But, you may have problems when you want to import Sony a5100 recorded XAVC S files to FCP for editing? XAVC S files are not well supported by FCP on Mac due to the unfriendly codec and limitations on frame rate and bitrate, you can’t edit the videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro.

How to solve this problem? As Apple Final Cut Pro (X) best supported video codec and format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so the best way is to convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to Final Cut Pro best supported Apple RroRes codec, then you can edit smoothly without rendering. You can follow the guide below.

Guide on how to convert Sony a5100 XAVC S 1080/60p to ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step1: Download the UFUSoft XAVC Converter for FCP as the best Sony XAVC S to FCP Converter, import your Sony a5100 XAVC S files to the software.

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Step2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)

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Step3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.

Step4: Start converting Sony a5100 1080/60p XAVC S to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro (X) on Mac.

After the Sony a5100 XAVC S to FCP conversion, import the converted MOV files to Final Cut Pro, then you can edit Sony a5100 files in FCP smoothly. Now just download this Mac XAVC S to FCP converter and have a try.

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