The Sony Alpha a5100 is the follow-up to the NEX-5 cameras and sites above the A5000 & NEX-3. Sony a5100 equipped with a Bionz X processor, 24MP CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points. It can record videos in 1920 x 1080 px Full HD at framerates up to 60fps, and the on-chip phase detection enables continuous autofocusing on moving subjects while shooting. The Alpha 5100 adds support for the XAVC S format with bitrates up to 50 Mbps for higher quality footage, and can record a lower resolution (1280 x 720 px) MP4 format file simultaneously for easier sharing.

There are many users have got the Sony a5100 camera, most of them have used this striking camera recorded some HD videos. But they all have the issue when they try to import Sony a5100 recorded XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro. The FCP X can’t support Sony a5100 recorded XAVC S video files, how to solve this Sony a5100 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X importing and editing issue?

 

Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S 4K videos to FCP X ProRes on Mac

As you can see above, the Sony a5100 can record videos in XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 format, all of them are not native formats for FCP X editing, so when you import the files or edit the XAVC S videos you will get problems. How to import Sony a5100 XAVC S files to FCP X and edit natively? The best way is to convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to FCP X native supported video codec and format. From Final Cut Pro official page you will get the info that Apple ProRes the native codec for FCP X, once you convert XAVC S to ProRes you can import the XAVC S videos to FCP X for editing smoothly, and you don’t need to render anymore.

To convert Sony a5100 XAVC S files to FCP X supported codec, you will need a special Sony XAVC Converter, here we recommend UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac for you, it is the best XAVC Converter on the market, with it you can convert all HD videos to ProRes codec easily, supported importing video formats include AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MP4, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, etc. What’s more, with this Sony a5100 to FCP X Converter you can convert video to rich formats, like MKV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc. this converter has optimized native formats for FCP X/7/6, Avid Media Composer, iMovie/FCE, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS, etc, so it is a powerful HD Video Converter.

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Step 1. Add Sony a5100 XAVC S 4K video files

Install and launch UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony a5100 to FCP X Converter, and click “Add File” or “Add from folder” button to import your source files directly from your camcorder, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the a5100 source XAVC S 4K video files stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.

Sony a5100 to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Select proper format for FCP X

Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down list, and select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro. Apple ProRes codec is best codec for FCP X/6/7 editing.

Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec

Step 3. Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to FCP X ProRes on Mac

After settings done, click “Convert” button, and the Sony 5100 XAVC S to ProRes Converter will start the conversion on your Mac immediately with fast speed and high quality.

After the Sony a5100 XAVC S to ProRes conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to find the generated ProRes .mov files and use them freely. Run Final Cut Pro on your Mac, import and edit the converted Sony a5100 XAVC S 4K video files in FCP X/7/6 smoothly now.