How can I ensure a smooth workflow while editing Sony RX10 XAVC S MP4 footage in iMovie? This post will give an answer to your question. It displays a way of converting Sony RX10 XAVC S MP4 video to Apple’s InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie natively with very good quality.
Sony has given Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 the same XAVC S codec found on its RX100 III, a7S, and a5100 models via firmware update v.2. XAVC-S is essentially the same compression format as Sony’s XAVC, used in its high end professional cameras. The main difference is that XAVC S is wrapped in an MP4 container whereas XAVC uses an MXF wrapper.
The new firmware enables XAVC S recording for 1080p/60/30/24 and 720p/120 resolutions (and their PAL equivalents) at a bit rate of 50Mbps. Aside from the new firmware, a SDXC card is the only other thing you’ll need to get started shooting in XAVC S mode.
To be able to work with Sony RX10 XAVC S MP4 files in iMovie easily and smoothly, people sometimes need to transcode RX10 XAVC S footage to a format that is fully compatible with iMovie, such as Apple’s InterMediate Codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode RX10 XAVC S MP4 files to AIC for iMovie editing.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
[Guide] How to encode RX10 XAVC S MP4 to AIC for iMovie?
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a RX10 XAVC S Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Sony RX10 XAVC S MP4 files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘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.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
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: Begin Sony RX10 XAVC S MP4 files to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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