Summary: If you are shooting with a Sony PXW-Z100 camera, you will find the Sony PXW-Z100 are able to record 4K XAVC footage, which iMovie can not recognize as import. To be able to import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to iMovie for editing, format conversion is inevitable. This post displays the best way to convert Sony PXW-Z100 footage to iMovie editable files indetail.
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.
If you have to convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage to a format that is friendly iMovie, you can try out UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac, wich works well as a Sony PXW-Z100 to iMovie Converter for Mac, featuring optimal Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) preset for use in iMovie, In addition to converting Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files, it is also able to convert video files in format of MOV, MP4, MXF, AVCHD, XAVC, XAVC S, DV, AVI, MKV etc. and so on to whatever format you need for editing or playing.
The best way to convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage to AIC MOV for iMovie editing
Step 1. Load Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to the XAVC to iMovie Converter
After download the Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC video converter, and then drag and drop the footages on the main interface of the program with ease. Multitasking is allowed.
Step 2. Select output format
The Mac PXW-Z100 Video Converter offers various optimized presets for users. To convert PXW-Z100 XAVC to iMovie/FCE, from ‘Format’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) as the output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Step 3. Convert Sony PMW-Z100 XAVC to MOV for iMovie
After select the AIC MOV for iMovie ’08/’09/’11/10.0, click the Convert button to start the PXW-Z100 XAVC to MOV conversion, a bar will pop up to show you the status of conversion , and when the conversion is done, you can find the output files just following the message popped up at that time, then you can click “Open” button toimport the files to your iMovie to edit with ease.