The Sony A6600 blends many aspects of the Sony A6400 and A6500 cameras while also adding some new features. The camera’s 4K UHD video recording derives from a 6K oversampled recording for improved quality. The A6600 can record at up to 100 Mbps bit rates in the XAVC S format. Internal video is recorded at 4:2:0, although 4:2:2 video recording is possible via clean HDMI output.
Users can record many 4K stunning videos with it. Well, the point here is, when you want to have a project with the 4K recordings from Sony a6600 in Apple editing software, some problems would occur: missing codec, looped audio… If you’re stuck in the issue while editing Sony a6600 XAVC S with FCP X, keep reading to find the best solution.
From its specs, we know Sony a6600 can capture 4K videos in MP4format. But the problem is, XAVC S file format from Sony a6600 is beyond the compatibility of FCP. Something else, Sony Vegas Pro 17 can (usually) handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intenseive. In most cases, editing Sony a6600 XAVC S in FCP X is taxing on your computer. The workaround to import Sony a6600 4K footage into FCP X smoothly is to transcode 4K XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec on Mac.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is best choice to get the work done. It lets you transcode Sony a6600 XAVC S to Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, H.264, HEVC/H.265 and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for 4K camera or camcorder users to preview and convert 4K as well as 1080p recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Final Cut Pro C, iMovie, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer to do further editing. If you have Sony a6600 4K XAVC S editing issues on Windows PC, get the Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to solve the problem. Please follow below guides to learn how to transcode Sony a6600 XVC S videos to Final Cut Pco X supported video format.
1. Add 4K XAVC S files
Launch the Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load Sony a6600 4k .mp4 videos for converting. You can play the loaded videos via Acrok program.
2. Choose FCP X friendly format
Click “Format” bar and then move your pointer Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as target format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” icon and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1080p would be the best settings for FCP X 10.0.0 – 10.0.9. Of course, if you wanna get Sony a6600 4K workflow in FCP X, you can keep the orginal video resolution.
3. Start 4K video conversion
Tap “Convert” button to start converting Sony a6600 4K XAVC S files to ProRes 422 for FCP X under Mac OS X. Once the conversion is done, you can transfer converted XAVC S footage into FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 for editing smoothly with ease.
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