Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. 4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm10 format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times11 as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling.
Does the Final Cut Pro supports 4K XAVC S footage editting well? The answer is NOT. As a new video codec, the XAVC S format captured by Sony a6500 is a kind of non-standard format which is hardly supported by FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6.
As far as we know, the latest version FCP X 10.2 usually can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. On the other hand, it is a complete nightmare to import Sony a6500 4K XAVC S to FCP 7 and FCP 6 – it cannot recognize XAVC S codec at all, and even worse than that is FCP X spend a lot time on rendering videos. To get Final Cut Pro working beautifully with Sony a6500 4K XAVC S files, the easy workaround is to transcode the XAVC S files to a format that FCP X/7/6 natively supports with Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.
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Here the screenshots of Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac are used to show you how to finish the conversion quickly. The way to convert Sony a6500 files to other popular format on Windows is almost the same. Just download the right version and follow the intuitive interface to get the conversion done in clicks!
Install and launch the best Sony a6500 to Final Cut Pro converter and load source MP4, MTS videos to it. You can also drag and drop the 4K MP4 clips to the best XAVC S Video Converter directly.
Choose output format
Click the Format bar to select output format – Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for editing Sony a6500 4K video in FCP with natively supported video codec.
Tip 1: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Tip 2: Before converting your videos, you can click Edit to personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. Video editing functions like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitles are provided.
Start the conversion
When you’re ready, click the Convert button to convert Sony a6500 video. While converting videos, you can preview the video and set the actions like shut down computer and open output folder when conversion is completed. That’s all, you can import and edit Sony 6500 4K XAVC S in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 without any problem.