Sony PXW-X500 has a number of updated features, including a three-CCD sensor system capable of 120fps, a range of codecs including XAVC. Now I just got one, how can I make iMovie/FCE work well with the PXW-X500 1080p XAVC videos to make these videos more stylish?
XAVC has been created as an open format, giving a license system for other companies within the broadcast and production sector to create their very own good quality and higher frame price merchandise.**However, the latest high definition XAVC/XAVC S video format introduced by Sony--is not supported by iMovie/FCE so far.
To edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage in iMovie/FCE smoothly, the easy workaround is to change the file extention from "XAVC" to "AIC", which is a friendly format supported by iMovie/FCE. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
I just googled for a software that could do what I need and found a couple of articles that mentioned Pavtube XAVC Video Converter for Mac. With it, I complete the job by **XAVC to iMovie/FCE AIC Conversion perfectly and easily import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files in iMovie/FCE for editing smoothly without quality loss. Now I will share the easy steps below.
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Transcode Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage to iMovie/FCE editable format
Step 1. Launch the Mac XAVC to iMovie/FCE Converter. Click "Add Video" and browse to XAVC clips from PMW-PXW-X500 and the software will add it to file list. Or you may click the "Add Folder" button to import all the XAVC files in the file structure.
Step 2. Click on "Format" and choose "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" from "iMovie and Final Cut Express" as the best codec for editing Sony PMW-PXW-X500 XAVC file in iMovie/FCE.
Step 3. Click on "Settings" to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, audio channels, etc. For users who would like to retain exactly the same settings (without any quality loss), set target settings the same to source video.
Step 4. Click "Convert" to start transcoding Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to AIC for iMovie/FCE editing on Mac.
The XAVC to iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of xavc videos to convert, check "Shut down computer after conversion", and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the files to your iMovie/FCE to edit with ease.
In addition, Pavtube XVAC Video Converter for Mac can also convert Sony XAVC files to FCP, QuickTime, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing:
- 1. For FCP and Aperture 3: Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as the output format. FCP 6 only can support ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) codec. Learn more>>
- 2. For Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro: Click and choose "Avid Media Composer ->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the best output codec. Learn more>>
- 3. For Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS and After Effects CC/CS: Click "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas", choose "MPEG-2 (*.mov)" or "MOV(AVC)(*mov)" or "WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv)" as the best video format. Learn more>>
- 4. For playing XAVC video on QuickTime: Choose "Common Video -> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" as the best video format. Learn more>>
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