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 Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro, we would recommend converting Sony a68 XAVC S to the format that is compatible with FCP X or Premeire, such as Apple ProRes codec MOV/MPEG-2 MPG. Follow this guide to learn how to convert Sony a68 XAVC S files for editing in FCP X/Premiere.
Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to FCP X ProRes MOV, Premiere MPEG-2 MPG
1. Run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the professional Sony a68 to FCP X/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.
2. Click the “Profile” option to select proper format for FCP X/Premiere.
a. To edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in FCP X natively, please select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes is best native codec for Final Cut Pro.
b. To edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in Premiere natively, please select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. The MPG is best supported format by Adobe Premiere Pro.
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 ProRes for FCP X, MPEG-2 for Premiere on Mac immediately with high video and audio quality.
After the Sony a68 XAVC S to ProRes/MPG conversion completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .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 Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS without any issue.