How to edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro?

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 Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro, we would recommend converting Sony a68 XAVC S to the format that is compatible with FCE or Premeire, such as AIC MOV or MPEG-2 MPG. Follow this guide to learn how to convert Sony a68 XAVC S files for editing in FCE/Premiere.

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Edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in FCE and Adobe Premiere

1. Run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the professional Sony a68 to FCE/Premeire 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 it.

Sony a68 to FCE/Premiere Converter

2. Click the “Profile” bar to select proper format for FCE or Adobe Premiere:

a. To edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in FCE natively, select “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as output format. The AIC is best native codec for FCE.

Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to AIC MOV

b. To edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in Premiere natively, select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. The MPG is best supported format by Adobe Premiere Pro.

Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button 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.

3. When settings done, click the “Convert” button to convert Sony a68 XAVC S to AIC for FCE, MPEG-2 for Premiere on Mac immediately with high video and audio quality.

After the Sony a68 XAVC S to AIC/MPG conversion completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony a68 XAVC S footages with Final Cut Express or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS without any issues.