Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Import XAVC to iMovie with the Professional XAVC to iMovie Converter

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Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 record in XAVC format. XAVC can help 4K resolution (4096*2160 and 3840*2160) at as much as 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports colour depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. It enables to get a wide array of content material production such as intra frame recording and extended group of images (GOP) recording. At this time, XAVC is usually a new format for many of video player or video editing computer software. Here comes the issue about "editing Sony XAVC in iMovie" as below:

"I get quite a lot of XAVC files captured with my new Sony PMW-F55 camera, the files are really good in quality, high definition indeed, or rather, the true 4K videos. but the problem is, I have no idea how to edit such files in iMovie, for the iMovie seems not able to import such XAVC files, I google some apps, but only come with bad video effect, so, can you please offer some tips to help me out? Thanks."

As we know, the latest high definition XAVC/ XAVC S video format introduced by Sony, is not supported by iMovie so far including iMovie 8, iMovie 9, iMovie 11. To edit Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC footage in iMovie 8/9/11 smoothly, the easy workaround is to change the file extention from XAVC to AIC or ProRes, which is a friendly format supported by iMovie.

Being specially designed for Mac users to convert XAVC footage to common formats, XAVC Converter for Mac is also a powerful and handy XAVC to iMovie Converter. It can freely convert XAVC recordings to ProRes MOV for iMovie with no quality loss. In addition, the interface is quite friendly and the converting speed, ultrafast.

After that, follow the guide below to transcode Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to Final Cut Pro/iMovie step by step:

Step 1: Load Sony F55 XAVC files to the iMovie XAVC Converter
After download the XAVC footages from the F55, double click to open Mac Sony XAVC Converter, and then drag and drop the footages on the main interface of the program with ease. Multitasking is allowed.

Step 2: Choose AIC codec for iMovie 8, iMovie 9 and iMovie 11.
Click the "Profile" option, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie-> Apple ProRes/MP4/MOV" as output format.

Step 3: Import XAVC to iMovie
When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC to iMovie conversion. All the rest job will be finished automatically and when the conversion is done, a message will pop up to direct you to find the converted files. Then you can import the output files to iMovie to edit freely.

About XAVC format
The XAVC format is not yet widely adopted in the marketplace, so when you are planning to conduct post production to the PMW-F55 (or PMW-F5) XAVC footages with your editors, you may encounter with the problem like "the file cannot be imported/opened".

You also can learn more tips for XAVC Video Converter like XAVC to FCP, or XAVC to ProRes.

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