Convert and play Sony XDCAM EX MP4 foogage with QuickTime on Mac

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Description: This guide briefly introduce how to transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footages to QuickTime MOV files, so that you can playback it on Mac with no jerky. 

Sony XDCAM EX is one of the high-end professional camcorders series which can shot stunning-quality HD images. XDCAM EX camcorders are able to capture very high HD footages at data rate of up to 50 Mbps, and these videos are wrapped in MP4 format. 

Playing back these footages in camcorder is really an enjoyment, but it becomes a pain if people want to playback or edit Sony XDCAM EX footage on Mac. For Mac users, the most widely used video playback program should be QuickTime Player, however the MP4 format is not supported. Besides, videos encoded with XDCAM in MP4 format always take up too much storage, which is not convenient for video preservation. 

Therefore, it's a good idea to convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to common MOV files for QuickTime player on Mac. To accomplish this, you need to get help of a professional converter program; here the Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended for it's easy-to-use and able to convert quickly, as well as efficiently. 

How to Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac? 

Step 1. Import footages to Sony footage Converter。 

Get this Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to QuickTime Converter installed, connect you camcorder to mac and keep it on; click the top left icon to load footages to HD Video Converter. 

 

Step 2. Choose QuickTime Player compatible MOV profile 

Click Format and choose Common Video>MOV-QuickTime(*.mov), or you can search for quicktime at the bottom right searching box. 

It has many other profiles so that you can choose to output in various formats. 

 

Step 3. Fix output video settings. 

You can fix the output video size, bitrate, frame rate by clicking Settings

 

Step 4. Start converting XDCAM EX MP4 to Quicktime MOV. 

Ok now click the big red circle to start converting Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Quicktime MOV

Wait for a while, the quicktime mov files are ready for playing back in QuickTime Player. 

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