Summary: Couldn’t load Sony a5100 AVCHD/XAVC S footage to FCP X for editing, what to do? This post is going to give a solution to this question. It explains how to convert Sony Alpha a5100 shootings to Apple ProRes for use in FCP X with lossless quality.
Can not import Sony a5100 footage to FCP X, please help!
”Hi, all, I’m a newSony Alpha a5100 compact camera owner here (about two weeks). I’m quite experienced with photography, but very new with video, especially video editing. I am struggling with importing Sony a5100 footage to FCP X on my Macbook Pro. Some of my videos are in AVCHD format, and the others are recorded in XAVC S codec. I’ve tried everything but it seemed that I could not get FCP X to recognize a5100 footage correctly. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.”
In case that FCP X refused accepting a5100 videos, you can convert the a5100 AVCHD/XAVC S files to Apple ProRes before loading to FCP X. Through this way, you are able to make FCP X work with Sony a5100 files smoothly. If you fear you are losing some quality in translation, you can give HD Video Converter for Mac a shot, which works well as a Sony a5100 Video Converter for FCP and performs lossless conversion excellently.
Download a demo of HD Video Converter for Mac
Sony a5100 and FCP X workflow – how to convert a5100 video files to ProRes for use in FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony a5100 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add Video’ to load source media to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is also workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
This Mac Sony a5100 format converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings （for advanced users）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony a5100 footage to ProRes conversion
Step 5: Click ‘Open’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
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