Sony a6500 4K XAVC S/AVCHD to Premiere Pro or Avid MC Workflow

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Stable, fast, and versatile, 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/AVCHD format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. With every new camera, come many new questions about the workflow. In this article, we will talk about Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD toAdobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer workflow. If you meet some importing issues, just read on to get some tips.

Sony Alpha a6500′s XAVC S codec video is MP4 format and it is still not so popular and widely supported by the usual video editors including Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. To solve the problem, it will be better to transcode Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD to a more “edit” friendly codec.

To achieve the goal, UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S/AVCHD Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S/AVCHD files from Sony Alpha a6500 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. If meet the XAVC S/AVCHD codec issues on Windows PC, please get UFUSoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download the software and follow the guide to convert and edit Sony Alpha a6500 files on Mac.

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How to Convert and Import Sony Alpha a6500 footage to Avid and Premiere

1. Install and launch the Sony XAVC S/AVCHD Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony Alpha a6500 footage for converting.

Sony a6500 footage to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer

2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.

a. To convert Sony XAVC S/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.


b. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing XAVC S/AVCHD in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

Sony XAVC S/AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro

3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony Alpha a6500 XAVC S/AVCHD Mac conversion.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.