How can I insert XAVC S video to Keynote for presentation?

Failed to embed an XAVC S video into Keynote for presentation? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround to insert XAVC S files into Keynote via transcoding XAVC S video to QuickTime MOV format.
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If you are shooting with a Sony AX100, RX10, Alpha A7S, or HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam, it’s easy to get XAVC S files wrapped in MP4 container. If you are stuck in adding an XAVC S video into Keynote for presentation, we would recommend transcoding XAVC S MP4 files into a Mac friendly format first, such as Apple’s QuickTime movie format, which is Mac compatible. HD Video Converter for Mac can do the trick. In this post, we would like to display how to convert XAVC-S MP4 files to QuickTime .mov for use in Keynote with optimum performance.

How to convert XAVC S to MOV for inserting into Keynote on Mac?

Here’s what you need
You can download a demo version to have a try. It is not free but it is totally worth it.
embed an XAVC S video into Keynote

The steps:
Step 1: Install and run HD Video Converter for Mac as the best XAVC S to Keynote Converter. Click ‘Add Video’ button to import your source media to it.
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Step 2: Select MOV as output format
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘MOV – QuickTime Video (*.mov)’ or ‘‘HD Video’ > ‘HD MOV Video (*.mov)’ as target format.

Standard MOV output under ‘General Video’ column
transcode XAVC S video to QuickTime MOV

HD MOV output under ‘HD Video’ column
add an XAVC S video into Keynote
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Set advanced settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel 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. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Start XAVC S to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated MOV file and embedding it to Keynote easily.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

How to insert the converted XAVC S video file to Keynote on Mac?

1. Drag a movie file from the Finder to the slide canvas or to a media placeholder.

2. Click Media in the toolbar, and then click Movies in the Media Browser. Select a file, and then drag it to the slide canvas or to a media placeholder.”

3. Choose Insert > Choose, and then navigate to the movie file you want. Select it, and then click Insert. Drag the movie to where you want it on the slide canvas.

4. When you add media files to your slideshow, make sure that they will be available if you transfer your document to another computer. When saving your document, make sure to select “Copy audio and movies into document” in the Save window after you choose Save or Save As. (If you don’t see the option, click the disclosure triangle next to the field, and then click Advanced Options.)

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