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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Best way to Compress Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p on Mac

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Tipping its hat to this fact, the Sony A99II is the first A-mount camera to feature 4K video capture. The Sony A99II can record 4K internally with full-pixel readout across the entire sensor width, and no pixel binning, hence quality should be good. Sony’s XAVC S compression format is used, and the A99II can record at up to a 100Mbps bitrate. Nor is 4K capture the only feather in the A99 II’s cap. It can also record at anywhere from one to 120 frames per second in its Slow and Quick mode, with a total of eight capture rates offered between the maximum and minimum speeds. 

Once got one Sony Alpha a99 II at hand, maybe have recorded some 4K video by Sony Alpha a99 II. And we found some users are seeking for the way of compress Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p for editing, playing, sharing etc. Actually if you convert Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p, which can save up much of your disk space and also feast your eyes with no reduction of quality on common monitors. So how to downscale Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p? Any tool to solve that? 

Best Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p Compressor 

With the popularization of such advanced technology, there must be numbered tools and utilities to convert and compress the lumpish ultra HD videos. Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD videos like convert 4K to 1080p, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is surely in the support of compressing Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p, converting 4K UHD videos in any formats faultlessly, seeing that it already has over 250 video codecs to embrace almost all existing video types at present. 

So, no matter the 4K Ultra HD videos are in XAVC S or other extension, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is believed to get over the hurdles. It has a perfect compatibility with macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5. (Read Review

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Note: If you want to convert Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p on Windows, you can Pavtube Video Converter to help you done. 

Step-by-step-Guide to Convert Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p on Mac(macOS 10.12 Sierra included) 

Step 1. Add videos 

Install and run the Sony Alpha a99 II Converter on your computer, then click “Add Video” button to browse and load your rvideos which you’ve transferred to your Mac computer 


Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select .mp4, .avi etc from “Common video” or “HD video” according to your needs. 


Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Here you can choose your desire 1980*1080 resolution from “Size” for compressing downscale Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to 1080p. 

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert Sony Alpha a99 II 4K video to any friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. 

PS: Tech Specs of Sony Alpha a99 II 

  • Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS with 79 hybrid cross AF points
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • High Resolution 42.4 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization and more
  • Without Lens
  • Full Frame Camera
  • GPS
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K

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  1. Can Final Cut Pro X Edit DJI Phantom 4K video? 
  2. Import and Edit Sony A6300 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer 
  3. Tapeless MTS Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7 
  4. Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC to Avid Media Composer Workflow 
  5. GoPro Hero5 4K to Avid Media Composer – Edit GoPro Hero5 4K video in Avid MC

Importing Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve

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The Sony PXW-X180 is a versatile, professional camcorder with brilliant color reproduction thanks to three ⅓-inch full HD Exmor CMOS image sensors. The 25x zoom and variable ND filter allow quick on-the-fly adjustments under a variety of lighting conditions, and many recording options are available to suit your workflow. Video shooters and independent filmmakers are always on the lookout for the newest cameras with which to capture beautiful images — without emptying the bank account. In recent years, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and large sensors have been all the rage. However, all-in-one style camcorders remain a favorite for professional run-and-gun video shooters because of their versatility and ease of use. 

Sony PXW-X180 Product details: 

  • Video format: AVCHD, H.264 / AVC
  • Storage media: SD Card
  • Brand: Sony
  • HD format: 1080p
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Optical zoom: 25x optical zoom

Maybe you have recorded a lot of exciting footages with Sony PXW-X180, you may want to transfer and load Sony PXW-X180 XAVC or AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve for editing before you use them. In this case, you will have Sony PXW-X180 to DaVinci Resolve importing and editing problems. As the AVCHD format not supported by DaVinci Resolve well, you can not directly import Sony PXW-X180 files to DaVinci Resolve for editing. And for other editing software, like FCP X, imovie, Avid Media Composer, Windows movie maker, they all can’t support Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files nicely. 

How to import Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve? 

As we talked above, you can’t edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC and AVCHD videos with DaVinci Resolve directly. You will need another workflow. What’s the best way? After testing we can tell you the best way is to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD video to DaVinci Resolve best supported video format, once you converted Sony PXW-X180 files to the DaVinci Resolve editable format, you can edit the files with DaVinci Resolve smoothly. 

Which is best Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to DaVinci Resolve converter? 

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the best software to convert Sony PXW-X180 files to DaVinci Resolve friendly formats. In our testing, the program performs perfect. With this software, you can convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD video to any formats you want, such as Avid-DNXHD for DaVinci Resolve, apple prores codec for FCP X/7/6, AIC codec for iMovie, MKV, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, etc. it is a useful tool for you. 

Read also: VOB to DaVinci Resolve ǀ MOV to DaVinci Resolve ǀ MP4 to DaVinci Resolve 


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Steps to Convert Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to Davinci Resolve 

Step 1. Install and launch the MTS to Resolve Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .mts, m2ts files. You can check the “Merge into one file” to join multiple MTS videos together. 


Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for DaVinci Resolve 11/12. 


Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, 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 before starting conversion . 

Step 3: Tap convert button to start transcoding Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve 11/12. 

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Pavtube Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips” to get your solutions. 

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How to Import Sony A7s XAVC S video to PluralEyes on Mac?

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The Sony A7S is a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video. Beyond the standard AVCHD format, the Sony A7S also supports the XAVC S codec (rewrapped in MP4 format), previously found only in Sony’s high-end Handycam professional camcorders. The XAVC S codec was designed to be able to accommodate 4K video, but in the case of the A7S provides high-bitrate full HD, at 50 Megabits/second. While enjoying the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality, many users are having problems importing Sony A7S XAVC S media into PluralEyes for editing. 


Q 1: “Just shot some 4K footage with the Sony A7S II , I haven’t shot or edited 4K before now, so need some help setting up the project, understanding about transcoding, exporting etc. This is also my first time shooting with a Sony HD camcorder. The footage itself looks great. Problem is editing a sequence in PluralEyes. How can I deal with it well?” 

Q 2: “Has anyone worked with media from the Sony A7S camera. Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the media into PluralEyes mac. Import XML isn’t working, it asks for a navigational file and gives us an error. I have h264/mpeg4s of the footage which I’d rather not use since its a compressed codec that doesn’t always get along with fcp.” 

We searched PluralEyes supported formats and codecs, founding XAVC S is not listed on the formats. So Sony A7s XAVC S video is not friendly with PluralEyes. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here. You can use the professional Pavtube XAVC S to PluralEyes converter for Mac to convert Sony A7s XAVC S video to PluralEyes friendly codec like Apple ProRes. This best XAVC S video converter can convert any SD/HD/4K XAVC or XAVC S to any popular editors like iMovie, FCP X, FCP 6/7, FCE, iMovie, Apple Aperture 3, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Pro CS6/5/4/3, Adobe After Effects CC, DaVinci Resolve, Camtasia Studio etc supported formats for smooth editing.

This guide also applies to:

  • Convert XAVC S MP4 to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6.
  • Convert Sony XAVC S to H.264 MOV/MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas.
  • Convert XAVC S to AIC MOV for editing in iMovi 11, 9
  • Convert XAVC S to Avid DNxHD(*.mov) for Avid Media Composer/DaVinci Resolve.
  • Convert XAVC S to WMV for Sony Vegas Pro and Windows Movie Maker
  • Convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S MP4 to H.264 MP4 for playing on Smart TV, tablet smartphone etc.

Windows user get the Pavtube XAVC S to PluralEyes converter to work in Windows computer.

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Convert Sony A7s XAVC S video to PluralEyes editable format 

Step 1: Add XAVC S source videos 

Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. 


Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose a proper target format. 

If you are working with PulralEyes on Mac, you’d better select “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. For Windows PulralEyes users, HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) format on the dropdown menu is recommended. 


Tips: Edit XAVC S Files before Converting XAVC S to PluralEyes Formats 

  1. Go to “Merge into one File” tab to merge several XAVC S files into single one for PluralEyes.
  2. Go to “Edit” tab and open “Crop” “Effect” “Watermark” “Audio” tab to adjust video zoom, adjust image brightness, and add watermark etc. with XAVC S to PluralEyes Converter.
  3. Go to “Setting” tab to adjust video bitrate/codec/resolution and more.

Step 3. Start XAVC S to PluralEyes conversion 

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the XAVC S video to PluralEyes conversion on Mac. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Son A7S XAVC S video in PluralEyes with light speed. 

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Edit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S files with Avid MC

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is Sony’s flagship compact digital camera, built around a 1″-type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video. And the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III recorded many videos are 4K XAVC S format. Overall we are expecting the 4K XAVC S image to be most exciting from these cams. However, if you want to import the 4K XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer for editing the movies, you may find it a painful experience. And there are frequently asked questions quoted on some forums we found. So in this article we will share the easiest way to import Sony FDR-AX33 to Avid Media Composer and edit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S files with Avid MC natively. 


As far as I know, XAVC S is a new codec. If your 4K XAVC S files are not accepted by Media Composer, it’s probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility. On this occasion, you need to transcode Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S videos to the Avid MCediting-friendly formats and then transfer the converted XAVC S files to your Media Composer for editing. 

With Pavtube Video Converter, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Avid MC. You can convert any video file to Avid compatible format without loosing quality. Besides, this powerful video converter also can convert other videos like SD/HD/4K MP4H.265AVCHD, MXF, MTS, MKV etc to Avid Media Composer friendly formats for smooth editing. 

For Mac uer, please get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. And you can read this top 3 Mac XAVC S/XAVC video converter review to learn more. 

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Transcode and Prep Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S for Avid Media Composer 

Step 1. Import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S video files 

Click “Add video” button to load Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S files which are copied onto hard drive or directly drag the footage to the program. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several video files together. 


Step 2. Select Avid Media Composer as the output format 

Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format. It is an ideal and suitable editing format for Avid MC. 


Step 3. Start Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S to Avid MC conversion 

When you finish all settings, hit “Start conversion” button to start transcoding

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows. After the conversion, it’s freely to import Sony 4K XAVC S clips into Avid Media Composer for natively editing.

Additional Tips: 

1.Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. Or compress source 4K videos to 1080p files for smoothly editing. 

2. Click “Edit selected task” button and you can trim, crop or adjust the Sony 4K XAVC S video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

3. Besides transcoding Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S to Avid MC, this excellent 4K video converter also supports converting 4K video files to Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, After Effects and more editing programs with ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, etc optimal codecs. Just add the 4K videos and select output format within seconds. By the way, you needn’t to worry about quality loss during the conversion at all. 

4.Note that not only the 4K videos from Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III, but also other HD videos (1080p, 720p, etc.) captured using Sony cameras can be easily edited, converted following above instructions. The devices include Sony RX100 IV, Sony A6300, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 etc. 

You can import media into your Media Composer so that you can work with images, video or audio clips stored on your computer. When you import any media clip into Media Composer, a new file is created in a folder called the Avid Media File, which is the Managed Media Files folder. This file will be according to the Media Creation settings you specify, and even if your original file gets deleted, you still have the imported copy in the Managed Media Files folder. Let’s see how the import is done: 

How to Import the video files to Avid Media Composer?

Step 1: Specify the Drive with the Media Creation Setting 

Click on the Tools tab in the main menu on the top of your screen and choose Media Creation. Alternatively, you can pres Ctrl+5. This will open the Media Creation window, where you can choose the drive where you want to create the files which you are going to import. Click OK. 

Step 2: Go to Project Window 

Click on the Format tab in your project window and under Project Type, select the quality you want for your imported files. The highest quality possible is 1080p/23.976. This will again depend whether you are importing a video, audio or HD file. 

Step 3: Highlight and Right Click Import Bin 

When you are working in Media Composer, you will have the Import bin window just below the Clips window, on the left of the Source Viewer panel. Click on the Import Bin to highlight it, and then right click inside the Import Bin. Choose Import from the drop down menu. 

Step 4: Choose Location of Your Media File 

The Import dialogue box will open and you can browse and select the file you want to import. There is a box at the bottom of the dialogue box named Video Drive/Audio Drive, where a particular drive is selected. Make sure that the drive appearing in this box is the same as you chose in Step 1. In the Video Resolution box, you can again choose a quality which you prefer for the imported file. You can ignore this if you are importing an audio file. 

Step 5: Choose Options in Import Settings 

Click on the Options button in the Import dialogue box, and it will open a window for Import Settings. There are different tabs here, and you may click on each tab to specify all the particular settings you want. These settings cover various areas as to how your image is sized and to what channel it is played on. You can experiment with these settings to get your file just the way you want it. Once you have chosen your settings, click on OK. 

Step 6: Load Imported File 

You will find your imported file in the Import bin, and it has also been created in the Manage Media Files location. You can load it into the Source Viewer by clicking on the file in the Import bin and dragging it into the monitor panel. 

Now you can import the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III 4K XAVC S video files to Avid MC without any problems for nice editing. Have a try! 

More Tips:

What is XAVC? 

XAVC is a recording format that was developed and introduced by Sony on year 2012. It can support recording with 4K resolution (4096×2160 and 3840×2160) up to 60 frames per second, and use MXF as the digital container format. XAVC S is another recording format which Sony used for consumer use, supports resolutions up to 3840×2160, uses MP4 as the container format. 

What is Avid Media Composer? 

Avid Media Composer (or simply Avid) is a film and video editing software application. This non-linear editing system is the flagship product of Avid Technology which can support 4K resolution (4096×2160/3840×2160) recorded videos. It provides abundant features for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. And NDxHD (MOV) is a high-definition video-post production codec for Avid. It is also one of the most widely recognized and adopted codec in the media and entertainment industry. 

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Simple Way to Import Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD to Premiere Pro

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“Has anyone worked with media from the Sony Alpha 77 Mark II camera? Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the recorded AVCHD to Premiere Pro for further editing. I have 1080p AVCHD of the footage which doesn’t always get along with Premiere Pro. Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated.”


The Sony Alpha 77 Mark II is an extraordinary high spec enthusiast / semi-pro digital SLR camera. Designed to ensure you never miss the moment in also has 12fps continuous shooting for amazing action sequences, and 79 AF points for a very sophisticated and accurate focus. The BIONZ X image processor makes sure even with all this information the camera never gets flustered.

Sony Alpha 77 Mark II captures spectacular HD movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920*1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web. But the HD experience also brings a problem to the users who want to edit Sony A77 Mark II AVCHD footages in Premiere Pro.

Here recommended the best Sony A77 Mark II 1080/60p AVCHD to Premiere Pro Converter- Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It can not only do the conversion from Sony A77 Mark II 1080/60p AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Premiere, but also is equipped with some simple editing features, such as merging several Sony A77ii videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. If you have the same problem about editing Sony A77 Mark II AVCHD in Premiere Pro, check out the brief guide below.


How to edit Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD in Premiere Pro?

Step 1: Connect your Sony Alpha 77 Mark II camcorder to Mac via USB cable and find the AVCHD files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the AVCHD files to the Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2: Import Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load AVCHD files. You may also directly drag and drop AVCHD videos to application UI for importing files.

Step 3: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD to MPEG-2. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: Now, you can edit Alpha 77 Mark II AVCHD files in Premiere Pro freely. Just have a try and enjoy our weekend special offer!

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Best Sony XDCAM EX Video Converter for Avid, FCP, DaVinci Resolve, etc

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Looking for the best and easiest way to convert our Sony XDCAM EX files to MOV for smoothly editing in Avid MC, FCP, or DaVinci Resolve, or Premiere Pro , etc?You are coming to the right place! In this guide, for nicely converting our Sony XDCAM EX recordings, we are glad to offer you this best XDCAM EX video converter to solve all the issues.


Some reasons are listed here why we need this XDCAM EX video converter:

Reason 1: AMA plug-in doesn’t work for viewing and editing XDCAM footage in Avid. This plug-in supports for XAVC and XDCAM / XDCAM EX files in Avid Media Composer, Symphony and News Cutter products, if this plug-in cannot run on your Mac, we do remember using third party XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac to process file conversion.

Reason 2. The XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple (PDZK-LT2) plug-in doesn’t work for FCP X. To be able to import Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX media into Final Cut Pro X, you’ll need to download and install theXAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple (PDZK-LT2) provided by Sony. If the plug-in doesn’t work correctly, you may need a Sony XDCAM Video Converter for Mac to encode XDCAM MXF files to MOV format with ProRes codec for working with FCP X.

Reason 3. You don’t have the entire folder structure of the XDCAM footage. If you only have some loose .mxf video clips copied from a XDCAM camera, without preserving the complete folder structure, you will run into incompatibility issues while importing them to your Mac NLEs. If that’s the case, a Mac Sony XDCAM MXF Converter will be a lifesaver for you.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac—Best XDCAM EX converter for all users

Frankly speaking, this professional HD EXCAM EX converter can provide all NLEs supported video formats for XDCAM EX recordings. It provides optimal format presets for mostly used NLEs like iMovie/FCE, FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas, being able to convert XDCAM MXF video to MOV format with Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), DVCPRO, HDV, DV codec maintaining original quality of your source media.

How to easily transcode XDCAM EX files to MOV for editing in NLEs on Mac?

Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Mac Sony XDCAM video Converter. Once the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File button to import source media captured by XDCAM EX cameras.


Step 2: Select output format for your editing programs. For the purpose of importing and editing Sony XDCAM MXF video files in Avid, or DaVinci Resolve, from the output list, we can choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. To be able to use Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD MXF footage in FCP 7/6, FCP X, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.


Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced user)

If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.


Finally, when ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Sony XDCAM EX recordings to suitable for Avid MC, FCP, DaVinci Resolve, etc is okay! Stronger and easier that any other third-party plug-ins, this converting assistant has always been popular among our users.



Import Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC to iMovie/FCE for Processing

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As soon as the latest Sony 4K camera comes out, would you like to enjoy the high definition resolutions after edited in some NLEs? In this article, what we will have a talking is how to import our Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC files to iMovie/FCE for editing. With the iMovie/FCE best supported video formats, we are glad to introduce you the best XAVC to iMovie converter for you.


Issus when working with Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC recordings?

As a portable and compact camcorder, Song FDR-AXP33 enables you to relive memories in rich 4K resolution with about four times more detail than Full HD. It is true UltraHD with tons of detail and the XAVC S codec performs beautifully, that’s the 4k videos which are now popular among our video lovers. Though 4K footage looks clearer and sharper, how could we deal with the 4K XAVC videos with best quality in NLEs, such like FCP X or play on media players like VLC? Let’s learn some good XAVC recording tips below.

How to make Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC friendly with iMovie/FCE?

Cause it is not long after 4K camcorders come out, most editing tools or media players has not upgraded for supporting the 4K XAVC codec yet. In this case, someone will be worried about the conflicts when editing 4K XAVC files in such iMovie/FCE. To smoothly achieve your goal, we here would like to provide the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which we can look as the professional XAVC to iMovie/FCE converter that actually can help us a lot in transcoding XAVC to AIC MOV for editing.

Specific guide on converting Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE:

Step 1. Install this AXP33 XAVC S 4K Converter on your Mac

This Mac version can compatible with Yosemite system without any problems. After installation, launch this trail version on your Mac, then load your XAVC 4K from AXP33 by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio”.


Step 2. Choose right ones for iMovie/FCE.

When you come to the output list by clicking the ‘Format’ bar, here you need to drop down the list and find the ‘iMovie/FCE’>>’Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)’ as the best suitable one. Also, directly search it in the searching box is not a bad idea.


Step 3. Adjust Bit rate, Frame rate if you need

You can click “Settings” to adjust your parameters if you need. But if you do want to keep the original quality of the videos, you can just leave the default settings or choose “original”.


Start converting your 4K XVAC files? Go back to the main interface and hit the ‘Convert’ item to get started! From Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie.FCE, After transferring files into iMoive/FCE as usual, it seems to be nice to enjoy our editing job there!

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Open XAVC in VLC Media Player—XAVC Workflow

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What is XAVC and how to open XAVC files on VLC media player? In the following guide, you may find some suitable answers to the XAVC workflow tips. From XAVC to the common AVI, that’s the key point to open XAVC in VLC media player. But how can we edit XAVC in some hot NLEs? Follow us to know more.


What and Where XAVC comes to our life?

Although being a new recording format introduced by Sony, XAVC has been widely adopted now. Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the professional market, which XAVC-S employs the MP4 wrapping to serve the consumer market. To list out the camcorder that recorded XAVC recordings well, no doubt the FDR-AX100 is the typical one. You can also record Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in XAVC S, AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4, as well as take high-quality 20MP still images. With such high definition, any interests in watching your XAVC videos on 4K TV or edit in NLEs, like FCP?
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How could we open XAVC on VLC Player nicely on Windows?

As a free media player both for Windows and Mac users, it is popular among our video lovers. Especially for VLC media player, it has not yet supported the XAVC files well. To make your XAVC files playable and readable by most portable devices and applications, you can use a decent video conversion application to convert XAVC footage to a wide range of popular videos like MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, M4V, DV, etc. Here for VLC media player, we would like to introduce you the professional XAVC to VLC converter called Pavtube Video Converter(best video converter review) to transcode XAVC to AVI or MP4 as the best supported formats for VLC. More details?

Steps on transcoding XAVC to AVI for playback on VLC media player:

Step 1. Install this trail version on your PC before purchasing to make sure everything goes right. After launching this app , click “File”>”Add Video/Audio ” to load your XAVC files, you can double click it to have a review on the preview window.


Step 2.As we mentioned above, here we would like to suggest you to come to the output list to choose the ‘HD Video’>>’AVI HD Video (*.avi)’ as the best one for VLC media player. By the way, MP4 is also an available choice for us.


Step 3.Click this “Settings” button, it will bring you to this UI , no matter the Bit rate or Frame rate, Size (pix) all here for you to make the adjustment. You can see the whole file size if you considering about uploading them online while the file size is required for smaller one.


Finally, as soon as we get back to the main interface, we can click the ‘Convert’ button to start the work. From XVAC to VLC media player, it is indeed such an easy to use operation job that we all can do well. Let’s have a try and enjoy XAVC movies on VLC media player.



Issues within Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S and Adobe Premiere Pro CS

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Hey friends, don’t worry if you are facing the problems of importing our XAVC S footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/5/4 from Sony HDR-AV100 camera, the following article can offer you the best solution to edit your Sony XAVC S files. In all, just enjoy the workflow of XAVC S from Sony HDR-AV100 to Adobe Premiere Pro.


Q: Why our users love Sony HDR-AV100 camera so much?

Designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports, the compact Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam supports up to Full HD 1080/60p XAVC S video at 50 Mbps which means we can receive the high definition image with this tiny body camera. However, you will find it a painful experience to import Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4. So what’s the available workflow especially for XAVC S format review?

Q: Causes of XAVC S files cannot be suitable for Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLEs?

Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K XAVC S files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer… but you do need to convert 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. As same as the issues appeared in other NLEs like FCP, or iMovie/FCE, so let’s find the solutions below.

Q: Any good professional converting tools can offered to us?

Of course! Here we strongly recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac/Windows, which has the strong ability of working almost all videos formats, XAVC S is also included. What’s more, after reading the related review, it can also convert MTS, MOV, MXF, AVCHD, XAVC, WMV, AVI, MP4, MKV and more videos to regular any formats for play anywhere you like. Moreover, the built-in editor lets you personalize your videos by trimming, cropping, rotating, adding watermarks, etc. Just get it now and follow the tips to convert your files.

Guide on converting Sony AV100 XAVC S files to MPEG-2 MPG for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4:

Step 1. Launch the Mac XAVC S to Premiere Converter. Click “Add Video” and browse XAVC S clips from AS100V and the software will add it to file list.
Step 2. Click on “Format” and choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” from ” Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas ” as the best codec for editing Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files. Just we mentioned above.
Tips: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3. Let’s move back to the main interface, now it’s time to hit the ‘Convert’ button to start the workflow of Sony AV100 XAVC S to MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro. Without too much time we need to wait, we are going to transfer files into Premiere Pro and enjoy editing the XVAC S recordings.