In this article you will learn how to import Sony A5100 AVCHD and MP4 videos to FCP X/7 for editing with Apple prores 422 native codec, and you won’t need to render when you import Sony A5100 recordings, please read.
Sony A5100 is one of the latest cameras released, it is the follow-up to the NEX-5 cameras and sites above the A5000 & NEX-3. Sony A5100 equipped with a Bionz X processor, 24MP CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points. The hardware is excellent, it is great to use Sony A5100 to take high quality videos and record full HD videos.
Sony A5100 to FCP X problem
On some Sony camera related forums there are many users have got the A5100 camera, most of them have used this striking camera recorded some HD videos. But they all have the issue when they try to import Sony A5100 recorded files to FCP X and final cut pro 7. The FCP can’t support Sony A5100 recorded AVCHD videos, how to solve this Sony A5100 to FCP X/7 importing and editing issue? First let’s see Sony A5100’s recording feature. From Sony A5100 official product page or user manual you will learn Sony A5100’s recording specs, we have showed them below.
Sony A5100 Video Recording Feature:
Full HD 1080p video recording at 60, 30, and 24 fps in XAVC S codec.
AVCHD and MP4 codecs recording up to 1080p60 video at 28 Mbps.
Linear PCM 2-channel format for XAVC S movies.
AC-3 Dolby Digital format for AVCHD
MPEG-4 AAC-LC format for web-quality MP4 videos.
How to import Sony A5100 files to FCP X/7 and edit natively?
As you can see above, the Sony A5100 can record videos in XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 format, all of them are not native formats for final cut pro X/7 editing, so when you import the files or edit the videos you will get problems. How to import Sony A5100 files to FCP X/7 and edit natively? The best way is to convert Sony A5100 video to FCP X/7 native supported video codec and format. From Apple FCP official page you will get the info that Apple prores codec is the native codec for FCP X/7, once you convert video to apple prores codec you can import the video to FCP X/7 for editing smoothly, and you don’t need to render anymore.
How to convert Sony A5100 to FCP X apple prores codec?
To convert Sony A5100 files to final cut pro X/7 supported apple prores codec, you will need a special Apple ProRes converter, here we recommend Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac software for you, it is the best Apple ProRes converter on the market, with it you can convert all HD videos to apple prores codec easily, supported importing video formats include AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MP4, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, etc. what’s more, with this Sony A5100 to FCP X converter you can convert video to rich formats, like MKV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, etc. this program has optimized native formats for FCP X/7, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc, so it is a powerful video converter.
Here is the main interface of the Sony A5100 to FCP X converter
After you downloaded and installed the program, you can load Sony A5100 recorded AVCHD, XAVC S, MP4 files into the converter.
Click format bar and select Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format for output.
It is available to adjust the output parameters before convert Sony A5100 MTS to FCP 7 or FCP X apple prores MOV format, you can also skip this step.
The final step is to click convert button to start Sony A5100 to FCP X conversion process, when the conversion finished, you can import converted files to final cut pro X/7 for editing smoothly. Please try it now, hope this program can help you!