Sony a68 XAVC S and FCP X-Edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in FCP X with ProRes codec

The a68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP[iii] APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600[iv] sensitivity range. It’s teamed with Sony’s speedy BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction for pristine, finely detailed shots every time.

The Sony a68 employs the efficient XAVC S format to shoot video files for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. If for whatever reason you are having issues working with Sony a68 XAVC S footage in FCP X, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with FCP X prior, such as Apple ProRes 422 codec, FCP’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Follow this guide to learn how to convert Sony a68 XAVC S files for editing in FCP X.

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Guide: Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X

1. Run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the professional Sony a68 to FCP X Converter, then click “Add File” button to import Sony a68 XAVC S files to this powerful program. Or you can directly drag and drop the Sony a68 XAVC S files to the converter.

Sony a68 to FCP X Converter

2. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. The Apple ProRes is the native codec for Final Cut Pro editing.

Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to Apple ProRes

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

3. When settings done, click the “Convert” button under the preview window, to convert Sony a68 XAVC S to FCP X ProRes codec on Mac immediately with high video and audio quality.

After the Sony a68 XAVC S to ProRes conversion process completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony a68 XAVC S footages in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without any issue.