Below guide provides a workflow to convert Sony a7S 4K XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie and Final Cut Express. The tutorial is also suitable for 4K XAVC S from FDR-AX1 and FDR-AX100.
Sony has just announced the new a7S camera. In video mode, the a7S can output 4K video at QFHD (3,840 x 2,160) to an optional external 4K compatible recorder, and can record full HD (1,920 x 1,080) at frame rates of 50p, 50i, 30p and 25p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1,280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect. Click here to get solution to convert Sony a7S 4K video to iMovie MOV with 4K XAVC S video Converter.
Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is an intuitive XAVC S to MOV Converter that can transcode Sony a7S 4K video to AIC MOV for iMovie and Final Cut Express. You can not only convert 4K XAVC S to AIC MOV with 4K resolution, but also downconvert 4K to 2K. It is also possible to set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60. More than AIC MOV, transcoding XAVC S to DNxHD, ProRes, DVCPRO HD, Divx, etc are with easy.
How to import and edit Sony a7S 4K XAVC S in iMovie/FCE?
Transcoding 4K video to AIC MOV
Step 1. Load Sony XAVC S videos
Free Download Aunsoft 4K video to iMovie/FCE Converter, install and launch it. Click "add video" or "add folder" to load camera files. You can also directly drag files to the program.
Click "Add Video" icon and load source media into this application.
Step 2. Choose output format.
From Format list, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.MOV)" for getting FCE optimized video format.
If you want to optimize the video and audio parameters, you can set in "Settings". File size, bitrate, frame rate can be adjusted here.
Step 3. Conversion
Click “Convert” button to start Sony 4K XAVC S to AIC Conversion. When the conversion is done, click “Open” button to get the generated file for editing in iMovie and FCE.
files for editing in Vegas Pro 11.
Step 4. Import the converted XAVC S files in iMovie/FCE
This time, you can edit your Sony AX1 4K XAVC S videos in Final Cut Express(4) with ease. OK, When you have trouble getting Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S video footages in FCE 4, refer to this tutorial.
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