Having importing issues loading Sony a68 XAVC S .mp4 files into iMovie? Couldn’t figure out a way to work with Sony a68 XAVC S recordings in iMovie smoothly? If so, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Sony a68 XAVC S files to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
Sony just reminded us that it makes more than mirrorless and compact cameras by launching the Alpha A68, an A-mount model with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. In addition to upping its HD recording to 1080/30p from 1080/24p, Sony incorporates the current XAVC S codec for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise, which offers more efficient encoding and higher quality.
For a fast and fluid Sony a68 workflow in iMovie, users sometimes need to transcode Sony a68 XAVC S mp4 media to a format that is best suitable for iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Here’s a quick guide telling you how to convert Sony a68 XAVC S MP4 files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
[Guide] How to encode Sony a68 XAVC S MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony a68 XAVC S Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of converting Sony a68 XAVC S .mp4 files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is suitable for use in iMovie and the discontinued Final Cut Express.
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: Adjust 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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony a68 XAVC S .mp4 video to MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips: The conversion process may cost a little longer time, in this situation, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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