Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera combines a high-resolution sensor, hybrid AF system, and apt video recording capabilities, all within a compact and convenient form factor. Pairing a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, this camera is able to record up to 6 fps continuous shooting with notable sensitivity to ISO 25600. Full HD video recording is supported in the high-quality XAVC S codec, with the ability to shoot at 1080p in 60, 30, or 24 fps frame rates.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony Alpha a5100–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC S files from Sony Alpha a5100 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Convert and Import Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S footages for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing Alpha a5100 XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
d. To convert Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.