Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 can record Full 4K footage at 24p, and 30p. It can also record Full HD at 60p, 24p, and 30p. And the camcorder has an extemely efficient recording codec XAVC-S 4K which allows you to record to a standard memory card at a bitrate of 60mbps. In fact, you can store 1 hour of video to an inexpensive 32GB memory card. We have previewed the footage taken by this camcorder on a 4K TV, and its very clean with no artifacts or imperfectionsthat we could see.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony FDR-AX100–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX100 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Convert and Import Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC-S footages for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. To convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
d. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing FDR-AX100 XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
Step 3. Adjust video and audio settings.
You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.
Additional editing features of the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac:
1. Combine files together- check the files you want to mix in file list and click Merge.
2. Deinterlace – click “Effect” button, find “Deinterlacing” box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3. Thumbnail – click “Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click “Option” to set the image format of screenshots.
4. Trim a section of the movie – click “Trim”, and input time point in start and end box.