Failed to edit Sony a7C XAVC S footage in iMovie smoothly? If you are working on a Mac that is not powerful enough, you may encounter problems one or another handling Sony a7C XAVC S footage in iMovie, especially those with 4K resolution. In that case, we would recommend converting the footage to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie prior. Learn how to transcode Sony a7C XAVC S footage to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
With Sony A7c, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4, XAVC S and H.264 formats. This means that Sony A7c provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording.
If for any reason you are having issues editing Sony a7C XAVC S footage in iMovie, we would recommend converting the footage to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie prior. Learn how to transcode Sony a7C XAVC S footage to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
How to convert Sony a7C XAVC S footage to iMovie preferred AIC?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
Step 1: Open up HD Converter for Mac as a Sony a7C XAVC S Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert Sony a7C XAVC S video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
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 a7C XAVC S to AIC MOV Conversion for iMovie
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 ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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