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Work Sony a6500 XAVC S in FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer


Sony has made a quickstep through some of its Alpha models with the A6500. This new E-mount model makes a number of tweaks to boost the performance. Internal recording of UHD 4K movies and Full HD 1080 recording are possible in multiple frame rates. And both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. This article is mainly to solve the Sony a6500 recordings to FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer importing problems. As many users get Sony a6500, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Sony a6500 XAVC S to FCP/Premiere/Avid for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet some issues.

Although Sony and different popular NLEs including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro have try their best to get XAVC S files compatible, XAVC S is still not an editable format anyhow. As it happens with H.264, XAVC is not for editing, but for delivery. That means if you want to edit XAVC S from Sony a6500 in FCP, Premiere Pro, Avid MC smoothly, you'd better transcode XAVC S to a more edit-friendly format like ProRes for Apple's Final Cut. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended utility to fulfill the task.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S footage shot from Sony A6500 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems(NLE), including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the program now to start the conversion.

Download the best XAVC S Converter:

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How to Losslessly Convert Sony a6500 XAVC S to FCP/Adobe/Avid

1. Download, install and run the XAVC S Converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC S videos for converting.


2. Click on the "Format" bar and choose a best editable format.

a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for editing XAVC S in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.


b. For editing Sony XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.


c. To import XAVC S video into Avid MC, you are recommended to choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the target format.


3. Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the "Settings" button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC S from Sony a6500 to the target format immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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