Converting Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S files for PowerDirector Editing

The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec and features pixels that are approximately 1.6x larger than the previous model for enhanced performance in all conditions, particularly low-light scenarios.

The support for XAVC-S, the latest open standard for 4K and HD videos is on the supported list since PowerDirector 13. For those aiming to XAVC-S videos and produce MP4 videos up to 3840*2160/60p, this is a viable option for a cost under $100. While, for those guys who have upgraded to PD 13 or even 14, 15, it still exist issues when editing Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S files in PowerDirector, let alone the old version PowerDirector 12, 11, 10, etc. So, is there any available workaround to import Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to PowerDirector smoothly? Read this article to get the answer.

More than one guys may have met troubles when transferring Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to Cyberlink PowerDirector for editing. All this happened is due to the XAVC S format is not an ideal format for editing, but for delivery. It is still not supported well by PowerDirector especially the old version. So if you want to edit Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S files in PowerDirector, a suggestion is to transcode (4K) XAVC S to MPEG-2, which is a friendly format supported by PowerDirector.

This tutorial will offer you the best way to convert and import Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC-S to PowerDirector effortessly with the help of UFUSoft Video Converter. After downloading and installing the gorgeous utility, you can effortlessly transcode Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S to PowerDirector friendly video format while keeping the excellent media quality. More than that, it also supports other popular video formats including MOV, MKV, MPEG, WMV, AVI, MP4, XAVC, MXF, MTS… to seamlessly suit for PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, etc to satisfy your diverse editing demands. Now don’t hesitate to download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S videos for editing in PowerDirector smoothly.

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Converting Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S files for editing in PowerDirector

Step 1: Add Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S video files

Install and launch the XAVC S to PowerDirector converter and then click “Add Files” button to import your Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S .mp4 files to the software.

Tip: If you wanna combine XAVC S video clips into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select output format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Determine you video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4: Convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S videos to PowerDirector friendly video format

Click the convert button under the preview window; the converter will start encoding Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S for importing to PowerDirector. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in PowerDirector 10/11/12/13 perfectly.