If you are stuck in working with Sony a6300 4K video files on Mac, you may wish to read this post. It shows a workaround to transcode Sony a6300 4K XAVC S files to a Mac friendly format for editing or playing on a Mac machine.
How to get iMovie recognizing Sony a6300 4K video?
“Hi folks, I’ve recorded a bundle of 4K movies with my new Sony a6300 camera. The 4k video is really stunning, but I have issues working with them in iMovie. The footage is in MP4 format compressed with a codec called XAVC S. It seems that the XAVC S is not a Mac friendly format. Is there any way to get iMovie working with Sony a6300 4K XAVC S video smoothly? Any ideas? Thanks for any advice.”
For a fast and fluid Sony a6300 4K workflow on Mac, sometimes you need to transcode a6300 4K XAVC S to QuickTime movie format. This requires a third party Sony a6300 4K converter for Mac. Considering the ease of use and optimal format presets for Mac NLEs (e.g. iMovie, FCP X), you can give HD Converter for Mac a shot. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to encode Sony a6300 4K video files for use on Mac.
How to convert a6300 4K XAVC S files on Mac?
Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Converter for Mac as a professional Sony a6300 4K Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video.
Step 2: Select output format depending on your end use
For example, for the purpose of converting Sony a6300 4K XAVC S files for use in FCP X, from ‘Profile’ list, choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in the former version FCP 6 and 7.
To convert Sony a6300 4K XAVC S files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
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.
This Mac converter app features a number of output formats, you can select one as target depending on your own requirement.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony a6300 4K XAVC S video conversion on Mac.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated files for use on Mac smoothly.
Hope this helps.
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