This post is to introduce the best Mac XAVC S converter for people who are intending to convert XAVC S MP4 footage to a QuickTime MOV format for editing on Mac through NLEs like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve.
“Hey, there, I’m wondering if you can help. I have a bundle of XAVC S MP4 video files taken with a Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam which I want to edit in FCP X. I have already installed the ProApps QuickTime codecs and downloaded the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple (PDZK-LT2) from the Sony Creative Software Download page. Unfortunately, it says I can’t use it because it is not supported on my computers architecture. Before I downloaded it I made sure it met my system requirements which are a dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, 3 GB DDR SDRAM, Mac OS X 10.6.8, screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher. Please help, is there something I am missing. What should I possibly do to solve my issue? I really appreciate any help. Thanks.”
Got a load of XAVC S files shot on a Sony FDR-AX100 4K, Sony Alpha A7S or Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam? Could not use the XAVC S footage on Mac editing programs easily and directly? Actually, the XAVC S MP4 files may cause some issues due to different unknown reasons. To be able to import and edit XAVC S files on a Mac smoothly, we do recommend transcoding Sony XAVC S MP4 to MOV format before editing. This requires a XAVC S Video Converter for Mac.
What’s the best XAVC S file converter for Mac?
To be clear, HD Video Converter for Mac is able to perform as the best Sony XAVC S MP4 converter for Mac. It provides optimal format presets for mostly used NLEs like iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas, being able to convert XAVC S MP4 video to MOV format with Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), DVCPRO, HDV, DV codec maintaining original quality of your source files.
How to convert XAVC S MP4 files to MOV for editing on Mac?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony XAVC S video Converter. Once the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import source media captured by a Sony FDR-AX100 4K, Sony Alpha A7S, Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam or some camera similar. You can load directly from your camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing programs
In order to edit Sony XAVC S MP4 files in iMovie and FCE, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
For the purpose of importing and editing Sony XAVC S MP4 video files in Avid, Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, from the Format bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To be able to use Sony XAVC S MP4 footage in FCP 7/6, FCP X, Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Sony XAVC S MP4 files to MOV for using within iMovie 8’/9/11, FCE, Avid, FCP (X), Premiere or DaVinci Resolve.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated MOV QuickTime files for editing with your NLEs with optimum performance.
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