How do you transcode Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S for FCP X?
If you are working with a relatively slow Mac machine, you may get stuck while editing Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S footage within Final Cut Pro X. If that’s the case, we would suggest transcoding Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S recordings to ProRes codec before editing. While Apple ProRes is less hardware intensive than H.264 (XAVC S is a form of H.264). You don’t need a fancy graphics card and you don’t need as fast a computer to edit these transcoded formats.
With Video Converter for Mac, you can quickly find the ProRes output format you want, thanks to the convenient way the options are organized. They’re grouped first by type, and this list includes everything from other devices to Apple devices to editing programs. Once you’ve selected one of these categories, you’ll see the list of specific formats along with the type of device or editing program it’s meant to play on or work with, making it easy to find the right option even if you’re not terribly techno-savvy. Learn how to convert Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S footage to ProRes for FCP X editing below.
To transcode Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S files to ProRes for FCP X editing, do as below:
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Step 1: Import source files
Click “Add File” to load Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S video files that you want to convert into this program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click “Profile” to select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes .mov is Final Cut Pro X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S to ProRes conversion for FCP X.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated ProRes .mov files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance. Hope this tutorial will help those who are having problem editing Sony ILCA-68 XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X.