XAVC video format was introduced by Sony in recent years, this format is used on Sony high-end camcorders, like Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5, PXW-Z100, PXW-180, etc. XAVC can support 4K resolution, so Sony 4K camcorders and cameras usually use this format now. To most people, they may not familiar with the XAVC format, and don’t know how to use it smoothly, in this article you will know how to convert XAVC to MOV and other formats easily.
MOV is one of the best supported format on Mac, nearly all the editing software and players support MOV format. To editing software, Apple ProRes MOV is the native format for FCP X/7/6, DNxHD MOV is native format for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV is best for iMovie/FCE, and H.264 MOV is best for QuickTime playback, etc. so on Mac OS platform, many users choose to convert XAVC to MOV format, after conversion, the MOV videos will be compatible with nearly all the software, and you won’t get any problems.
So, what should we do for enjoying the XAVC video in Quicktime or loading the XAVC video on Mac for further editing? Converting XAVC files to mov on Mac, yes, it’s the easiest yet right workaround. To get the work done, UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It’s a professional yet decent Mac XAVC to MOV Converter which can help you transcode XAVC to MOV like H.264 MOV, QT MOV, Apple ProRes MOV, DNxHD MOV, AIC MOV, etc with several simple steps. Then you can preview XAVC video with QuickTime or import XAVC video into FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid for editing on Mac. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding including cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc.
Guide: Transcode XAVC files to MOV on Mac with XAVC to MOV Converter
Step 1: Add XAVC captured videos
Click “add video” button to import the Sony XAVC or XAVC S files. Click “add from folder” button to add XAVC folder.
Step 2: Select output format and output path
Click format to choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*mov) profile in the drop-down menu. If you want to edit XAVC file in FCP, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov). And for editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).
P.S. Besides transcoding XAVC to ProRes MOV, converting XAVC to AIC, UFUSoft XAVC Converter for mac also support converting XAVC file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.
Step 3: Start the XAVC to MOV conversion on Mac
Click “convert” to start converting Sony XAVC file to MOV format on mac. After conversion, you can watch your XAVC file on Mac or editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie without problem.
1. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
2. If you choose to convert XAVC file to Apple ProRes format, Brorsoft will be able to keep the multiple audio streams separate in output file. Then you can get the audio tracks like original.