Import Sony A6500 4K video to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 directly

Import Sony A6500 4K video to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 directly

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Sony A6500 can shoot 4K video much like the a6300 but with the touchscreen allowing touch-to-pull-focus. The AF drive speed during video shooting can be controlled for smooth focus transitions. This autofocus ability is maintained across all the camera’s video modes, including 1080/120p capture. 

 
Beyond that, the camera’s video capabilities are very similar to those of the a6300: UHD 4K at up to 100Mbps from 6K readout, meaning roughly 1.56x oversampling in each dimension (2.4x overall). The camera can also capture Full HD (1080) at up to 120p which is now offered as part of a feature that allows the camera to offer anything from 1fps to 120fps capture, for playing back as anything from 60x high speed to 1/5th speed slow motion. 

Whereas, when you want to edit the 4K videos from Sony a6500 in FCP, you may find the Sony a6500  high quality 4K files are not recognized. So, how to import Sony a6500 4K like 4K XAVC S to FCP correctly? Though FCP does support XAVC S video codec, but sometimes it can’t recognize Sony A6500 4K XAVCS video well due to some limitations. To fix the troublesome issue, the easy workaround is to encode your Sony A6500 4K video footage directly to FCP more supported formats - ProRes MOV at once with a professional and easy-to-use 4K Converter like Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (macOS Sierra compatible). (Read this best FCP video converter’s review

Get features of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac 

1. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac maintains the best preserved output video quality from the original 4K video. After the conversion, you will find importing and editing is flawless. 
2. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac’s shrink feature will bring you the convenience to resize any Sony A6500 4K to FCP lowest supported 640 x 480 video. 
3. By running the program, there is no need to set the codec yourself. Well prepared FCP profile settings will save your time and and offer you plenty setting options. Besides, it has optimized presets for other NLEs, like iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, etc. 
4. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac will convert videos including MTS, MPEG-2, AVI, MP4, WMV, H.265, MXF etc. and extract audio from video to MP3, MKV, M4V, WAV, etc. 

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How to Encode Sony A6500 4K video to Prores MOV for FCP? 

Step 1. Drag&drop Sony A6500 4K file to the program directly. Or click “Add file” to import your Sony A6500 4K file one by one. 

 

Step 2. Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. 

 

Tip: You are provided to adjust parameters including audio& video bitrate, frame rate, channel, codec .ect in “Settings” profile before conversion. It’s better to set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro if the 60i/30fps is your original frame rate. But if you shoot with 50i/25fps, then 25fps as the frame rate will be your best choice when conversion. 

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding Sony A6500 4K video for FCP. After conversion, you can import converted video clips into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 to create the end results that you want. 

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves. 

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