The Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both photo and video applications. 4K movie recording in the Super 35 mm10 format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows approx. 2.4 times11 as much information as is basically required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160). Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling.
Does the Avid MC or Davinci Resolve support 4K XAVC S footage editting well? The answer is NOT. As a new video codec, the XAVC S footage captured by Sony a6500 is a kind of non-standard format which is hardly supported by Avid MC/Davinci Resolve. It is a complete nightmare to import Sony a6500 XAVC S 4K footages to Avid MC/Davinci – they cannot recognize XAVC S codec at all. To make Avid MC and Davinci Resolve working well with Sony a6500 4K XAVC S files, the easy workaround is to transcode the XAVC S files to a format that Avid MC/Davinci natively supports via aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Free download aPubsoft HD Video Converter:
Import a6500 XAVC S 4K videos to Avid MC and Davinci for editing
Step 1. Add XAVC S 4K videos
Install and launch aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony a6500 to Avid/Davinci Converter on your Mac, Directly drag and drop the Sony a6500 4K XAVC S files to it, or click “Add File” button to load the Sony XAVC S 4K videos to the converter. The Sony XAVC S Converter supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)” as output format. The DNxHD is native codec for editing in Avid MC and Davinci Resolve.
Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Start the Sony a6500 XAVC S to DNxHD conversion
When ready, click the “Convert” button to convert Sony a6500 XAVC S 4K video to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC and Davinci Resolve on Mac with best quality.
After the conversion, click “Open Folder” button to get the output DNxHD .mov videos. Then, you can import and edit Sony a6500 XAVC S 4K videos in Avid Media Composer 6/7/8 and Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) without hassles.
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