In this article you will learn the way to import XAVC S and AVCHD MTS files from Sony A68 to FCP X, and then you can edit Sony A68 XAVC S MP4 and AVCHD files with FCP X in native supported Apple ProRes 422 codec, you will be able to edit the Sony A68 videos with Final Cut Pro X smoothly.
Several weeks ago Sony released the A68 camera, it has the highest number of phase-detection AF points (79) in the world that covers a wide AF area for ultimate accuracy and tracking performance. It is equipped with Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, which will deliver the imaging impact that you aim for. Besides, the 4D focus technology will help you to capture every perfect moment. So Sony A68 is an ideal camera for recording high quality photos and videos.
Sony A68 to FCP X Issue
Have you recorded some XAVC S MP4 videos or AVCHD MTS files with Sony A68 camera? From Sony A68 product page or user manual you will know Sony A68 is able to shoot videos in XAVC S and AVCHD codec, the recorded files will be in MP4 and MTS format. On the Sony A68 related forums there are many users have recorded some videos and they want to import the footages into Final Cut Pro X for editing, but most of them have found that FCP X can’t support Sony A68 recorded XAVC S and AVCHD videos, have you encountered the Sony A68 to FCP X importing and editing issues? What’s the reason that FCP X can’t support Sony A68 XAVC S MP4 files and AVCHD MTS files?
If you check the detail information on Apple Final Cut Pro X official product page, you will find that FCP X can only support limited video codecs and formats, and the best native supported format for Final Cut Pro X is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, with this codec you will be able to edit the footages smoothly with Final Cut Pro X, so the best way to import videos from Sony A68 to FCP X is to transcode Sony A68 XAVC S and AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, and then you can edit Sony A68 files with FCP X smoothly.
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is the best software to convert Sony A68 XAVC S MP4 and AVCHD MTS to FCP X, this software has native Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec output, so you can use it to convert Sony A68 videos to FCP X Apple ProRes codec for native editing.
Step 1. Free download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac through the link, install this Sony A68 to FCP X converter on your computer, run it you will see the main interface.
Step 2. Click “Add Files” button to import Sony A68 recorded XAVC S MP4 files and AVCHD MTS files, you can load batch files at one time. You can also directly drag and drop the videos into the software for converting.
Step 3. Choose output format you need. To edit Sony A68 files with FCP X smoothly, we recommend you to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native format for Final Cut Pro X.
Step 4. If you want to adjust the output parameters, please click Settings button on the main interface, and then you can adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or other parameters as you want. If you don’t need to adjust please skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Sony A68 to FCP X conversion process.
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac will convert Sony A68 XAVC S MP4 files and AVCHD MTS files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec with top quality and speed, please wait some time, when the conversion process is finished, you can import converted Sony A68 videos into FCP X and edit with Apple ProRes codec, and there is no video importing or editing issue anymore. Just try this Sony A68 to FCP X converter, hope it can solve your problem.
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