Eedit Sony a68 XAVC S mp4 files in FCP X


If you are looking for a smooth workflow between Sony a68 and FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It presents a way of converting Sony a68 XAVC S MP4 files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
workflow between Sony a68 and FCP X
The Sony A68 is an entry-level translucent mirror interchangeable lens camera compatible with A-mount lenses. It has an Exmor CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-25600 and 1080p video, which benefits from the continuous autofocus. Other features include 10 customizable buttons, “Inside SteadyShot” for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. setting changes.

The Alpha A68 employs the efficient XAVC S format to shoot video files for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. If for whatever reason you are having issues working with Sony a68 XAVC S footage in FCP X, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with FCP X prior, such as Apple ProRes 422 codec, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Check this short tutorial to learn how to convert Sony a68 XAVC S files for editing in FCP X.

Software requirement
HD Video Converter for Mac
converting Sony a68 XAVC S MP4 files to ProRes codec

Sony a68 XAVC S and FCPX – transcode Sony a68 XAVC S footage to QuickTime .mov with ProRes codec for editing in FCP X

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony a68 XAVC S to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
convert Sony a68 XAVC S files for editing in FCP X

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Sony a68 XAVC S and FCPX
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony a68 XAVC S footage to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.

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