Edit Sony a6400 MP4 and MTS in Premiere Pro CC/FCP X/iMovie

Sony a6400 to Premiere Pro CC, iMovie and FCP X workflow

Lightweight, compact and sturdily built, the a6400 is loaded with impressive capabilities and features. With super-fast AF and highly precise subject tracking, it's ideal for capturing fast-moving action, while its wide sensitivity range and stunning image quality make it suitable for just about any photographic opportunity you may encounter, whether you're shooting stills or movies.

Edit Sony a6400 MP4 and MTS in Premiere Pro CC/FCP X/iMovie

The a6400 has a lot of features worth mentioning, but the number one most-hyped feature is its autofocus and the latest technological breakthrough in that arena from Sony: Real-Time Tracking. Sony a6400 allows users to record 4K videos in MP4 (XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) or MTS (AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format. When you import Sony a6400 4K files to Premiere Pro CC, iMovie or FCP X, you may get the error messages like an unsupported format, no audio track, choppy playback... This article aims to give you a decent solution.

For editing Sony a6400 MP4 and MTS videos in Premiere Pro CC and FCP X smoothly and without rendering, you need to transcode the XAVC S and AVCHD footage to Premiere Pro CC/iMovie/FP X native codec. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, AIC for iMovie, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.

Along with some help from third-party software like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet best video converter for Sony a6400 4K and Full HD videos. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC S to MPEG-2, which will create a Premiere Pro CC friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Adobe editing program, this software also export Apple ProRes for FCP X and DaVinci Resolve 16, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for natively editing. Acrok software provides more than 300 preset profiles. Among these profiles, you can choose one under your device category as the output format, so your XAVC S and AVCHD file will be compatible to play on almost all the devices. Such as iPads, Smart TVs, Android smartphones, etc. If you're a movie enthusiast, maybe you have a need to backup and crack Blu-ray discs. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can meet all your needs.

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How to convert Sony a6400 videos for Premiere Pro CC, iMvoie and FCP X?


Load footage

Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click "Add file" icon to load your source files. You can load several files at once thanks to "Add folder" icon.

Sony a6400 to Premiere Pro CC, iMovie and FCP X workflow


Choose output profile

Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and choose output format here. For Premiere Pro users, please choose "Editing Software" > "Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as best output format.

Convert Sony a6400 video to Premiere Pro CC supported video

For iMovie users, please choose "iMovie" > "iMovie AIC Video (*.mov)".

Convert Sony a6400 video to iMovie AIC MOV on Mac

For FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 users, Apple ProRes 422 MOV is the best choice.

Convert Sony a6400 video to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X

Tip: Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. For getting 3D videos, you can add 3D effect onto these videos easily.

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Start covnerting videos

When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting "Play" icon. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click "Convert" button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click "Open" to get your generated files. Now, you can edit Sony a6400 4K/1080P video in Premiere Pro CC, iMovie and FCP X without any hassles.

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