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Import/Edit XAVC Files to FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid/Premiere on Mac

With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras, expected to reach more than 2,000 units’ shipment worldwide by the end of April 2013, the XAVC format has been widely adopted in the marketplace. The format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit color depth, wide color space (S-Gamut) and refined gamma (S-log). Sony is today announcing Long GOP (4K 4:2:0 and HD 4:2:2) as choice of high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the content production market. In addition, to serve the consumer market, “XAVC S” employing MP4 wrapping format is also introduced as its expansion of XAVC. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market. “XAVC S” profile.

  • Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160), HD, and Proxy
  • Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Wrapping format: MP4
  • Audio: Linear PCM and AAC

However, the XAVC/XAVC S format is not good for Mac editing, it takes long time to render, and you can’t edit the Sony XAVC/XAVC S files smoothly in Final Cut Pro (X/7/6), Avid, iMovie, FCE, Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere. To achieve you goal smoothly, below is simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to make it smoother to import/edit Sony XAVC/XAVC S videos on Mac.

Guide: Converting Sony XAVC/XAVC S files to edit in FCP (X/7/6), FCE, Avid, iMovie, Premiere, Sony Vegas Pro, etc.

The quick workaround is to use an easy-to-use yet professional application called UFUSoft XAVC/XAVC S Converter for Mac. The program is specially developed for XAVC/XAVC S camera/camcorder users to transcode Sony XAVC/XAVC S footage to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro and more similar video editing software compatible file types with least quality loss.

Just free download the excellent Sony XAVC/XAVC S Converter for Mac and follow the guide below to transcode and ingest Sony XAVC/XAVC S files to your video editor for smoothly editing.

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Step 1. Download and run the perfect UFUSoft Mac XAVC/XAVC S Converter, and then click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load Sony XAVC/XAVC S source files.

Step 2. Click format bar to choose the format for output. For iMovie and FCE, you can choose ‘Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’; For FCP (X/7/6), you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’; For Avid, choose ‘Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’; For Premiere and Sony Vegas Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv).

You can click “Settings” button to customize the output settings such as resolution and bitrate. Edit function is also available in this great Sony XAVC/XAVC SConverter.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony XAVC files on Mac for popular NLEs. Once the coversion completes, you can log and transfer the encoded Sony XAVC/XAVC S files to Final Cut Pro (X/7/6), Avid, FCE, iMovie, Premiere, Vegas Pro for native editing as you want.