How to import Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S video to FCP X?
If you are working with a relatively slow Mac machine, you may get stuck while editing Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S footage within Final Cut Pro X. If that’s the case, we would suggest transcoding Sony ILCE-6500 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.
Does FCP X have native support for Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S footage? You may ask this question when you encounter issues working with Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S video in FCP X. Actually, to be able to edit Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S footage in Final Cut Pro X, all you need to do is import. FCP X has ability to handle these XAVC Sfootage. You don’t need to transcode to optimized media for quality reasons. However, if the performance is not as smooth as expected, you need to transcode to ProRes codec. This requires a workable Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S to ProRes converter for FCP X. Check a quick guide on how to process file conversion.
To transcode Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S files to ProRes for FCP X editing, do as below:
Step 1: Import source files
With Video Converter for Mac, you can click “Add File” to load Sony ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 XAVC S files in Final Cut Pro X.
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