“Hello, does anyone have Sony a6500 to Final Cut Pro X importing and editing issues? In this week I recorded a few of videos with Sony a6500 camera, they are XAVC S 4K MP4 files and AVCHD files, now I working on a project that needs to import Sony a6500 videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing, but when I load Sony a6500 XAVC S 4K MP4 files and AVCHD files to FCP X, I found these files are not supported by Final Cut Pro, are they not supported videos of FCP X? How can I edit Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD files with Final Cut Pro X smoothly? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

Recently on many editing forums, many Sony a6500 users have reported that they can’t edit Sony a6500 files with Final Cut Pro X smoothly, and they want a better workflow to import Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro X for editing. Why Sony a6500 recorded videos can’t be supported by FCP X? It is because Sony a6500 videos are not in FCP X supported format. From Sony a6500 user manual or its product page you will learn that Sony a6500 can recorded XAVC S MP4 files and AVCHD MTS files, but the two recording formats are not compatible formats for FCP X, from Apple Final Cut Pro X product page you will get the information that FCP X native supported format is Apple ProRes codec MOV format, only with Apple ProRes codec can you edit videos with FCP X natively. In this case, the best Sony a6500 to FCP X workflow is to convert Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD videos to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format.

UFUWare Video Converter for Mac is the recommended software to convert your Sony a6500 files to FCP X Apple ProRes, this powerful software can convert nearly all the HD videos, such as XAVC S 4K MP4 files, AVCHD files, M2TS, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, etc. you can convert these HD videos to rich optimized formats, such as Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, MPG/WMV/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, etc.

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How to convert Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD videos to FCP X Apple ProRes?

Step 1. Import Sony a6500 XAVC S files

Install and run the UFUWare Video Converter for Mac as the Sony a6500 to FCP X Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add File” button, and browse your files; select all the XAVC S MP4 and AVCHD MTS files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to FCP X, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Sony a6500 to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Choose output format for FCP X

Click “Profile” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format, this is the native format for FCP X. Besides the ProRes MOV, you can choose rich output formats according to your need.

Convert Sony a6500 XAVC S to ProRes codec MOV

Tip: If you want to adjust the output video’s parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface, and then you can customize the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc.

Step 3. Convert Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD to ProRes MOV on Mac

After the settings done, click the “Convert” button to start the Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD to ProRes conversion on Mac with fast speed and high quality.

After your Sony a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD videos are converted to FCP X ProRes codec MOV, you can import generated Prores .mov files into Final Cut Pro X for native editing on Mac OS X (High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included), you don’t need to render again, and you won’t have any problems.

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