The a6100 is a lower-priced APS-C mirrorless camera that uses Sony’s E-mount. It features a 24MP CMOS sensor, 425-pt Hybrid AF system, 3″ tilting touchscreen LCD, 1.44M-dot EVF and 4K video capture. For video, the A6100 is enticing. As well as unlimited video recording time, the A6100 captures XAVC S format 4K video at 24fps and 30fps, and Full HD at 120fps for slo-mo. And if you plan to get the YI 4K camera, you’d better read on to learn XAVC S to FCP X workflow, which ensures you handle Sony a6100 4K recordings in FCP X simply and smoothly.
Solution: Convert XAVC S to ProRes
Can we import and edit Sony a6100 4K XAVC S in FCP X without rendering? From its specs, we know Sony a6100 can capture 4K videos in MP4 format with XAVC S codec. But the problem is, XAVC S MP4 file format from Sony a6100 is beyond the compatibility of FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. You have to spend long time on rendering the XAVC S videos. Something else, DaVinci Resolve 16 can (usually) handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In most cases, editing Sony a6100 videos in FCP X is very taxing on your computer. In order to work Sony a6100 4K recordings in FCP X without problem, a better way is to transcode Sony a6100 XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly codec and 1080P would be the best settings. The following paragraphs show you how to edit Sony a6100 footage with Final Cut Pro without bogging down your computer.
Well, with the help of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, the process is surprisingly easy and can be done. Overall, this video conversion program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K XAVC S, HEVC, XAVC, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie, and more. In addition, you can rip and covnert Blu-ray to DVD movies to any video audio format for more enjoyment. If you work XAVC S files in your editing software on Windows PC, please turn to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to solve the issues.
Free download Sony a6100 XAVC S to ProRes Converter
How to Convert Sony A6100 XAVC S to FCP X Editable Format
Step 1. Load Sony A6100 footage
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K XAVC S .mp4 video files to the program. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the software. In the right window, you can preview your videos. This XAVC S to ProRes converter supports batch conversion, so you can import multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format for editing Sony a6100 XAVC S in FCP X with natively supported video codec. Of course, you can choose Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as output format too.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to 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 7, FCP 6 and low versions or FCP X . Of course, if you wanna get 4K XAVC S workflow in FCP X, you can keep the original video resolution.
Step 3. Start video conversion
Hit the convert button to start converting Sony a6100 XAVC S to ProRes codec. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Final Cut Pro X. Just do what you want.