Here comes with some practical tips for importing XAVC Footages to iMovie 11 for smooth editing. This guide is the best solution for iMovie XAVC.

XAVC to iMovie

The Sony PMW-F55 a next-generation CineAlta 4K digital cinema camera, featurs high-data-rate on-board recording of XAVC 4K and 180 fps XAVC 2K/HD with a free planned upgrade. With its revolutionary electronic global shutter and outstanding professional features, it has won lots of fans and owners.

About the XAVC format, how much do you know? Well, 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”. So, how to import & edit Sony XAVC video with iMovie. Here I’d like to share an easy solution with you for handling XAVC in iMovie 11 without any trouble.

If you want to load Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to iMovie, first you need to convert XAVC to AIC .mov file format for iMovie. To do so, please download XAVC to iMovie Converter for Mac. After that, follow the guide below to transcode XAVC to iMovie MOV step by step:

Step 1: Add XAVC files
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: Set output format
The Mac XAVC Converter offers various optimized presets for users. To convert XAVC to iMovie, directly select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Start the conversion
Finally, press the Convert button, this yet professional Sony XAVC to iMovie 11 Converter will start the conversion from Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to iMovie friendly AIC MOV file format immediately.

Due to the size of the XAVC footages and the performance of your Mac, the conversion may last for a while.After the conversion, start iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to transfer the Sony XAVC movies to iMovie(9/10/11) to edit smoothly.

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