Sony PXW-Z100 uses Sony’s XAVC™* recording format first employed in Sony’s PMW-F55 CineAlta® 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used for HD (1920×1080), QFHD (3840×2016) and 4K (4096×2160) content. Although the users are quite satisfied with the videos from Sony PXW-Z100, they are also disappointed to find that they can not import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to Final Cut Express for their further editing. The reason is easy to find — iMovie and Final Cut Express can not recognize XAVC files.
In order to edit XAVC files in Final Cut Express, we need to convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to FCE supported video format like MOV etc. Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) is the best choose. It features high performance and quality, being less processor intensive to work with than other editing formats.
Here XAVC to AIC MOV Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC video files to Final Cut Express compatible video formats so you can add and edit them in iMovie/FCE with ease. In addition to XAVC, it can also convert MTS, M2TS, MP4, MOV, XAVC, XAVC S, etc. video files for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE, Avid Media Composer. And this program is fully compatible with the latest OS X Yosemite, Mavericks. Download it and have a try.
How to Convert and Import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos to Final Cut Express?
Step 1: Locate the original Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC file
Download and run Sony XAVC Video Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add” button to import the XAVC videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also a convenient way to load the videos.)
Step 2: Set output format
Click the format column to select output format “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for FCE
Tips: 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 Conversion
Click the “Convert” icon on the main interface, the XAVC to AIC MOV conversion will be completed soon.
After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with Final Cut Express effortlessly. So there you have it. Pretty Simple. And now you can use Sony PXW-Z100 4K XAVC files in FCE smoothly.