Import Sony XAVC S Files on iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S

How to import Sony XAVC-S video to an iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S? Can I import XAVC videos into an iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S? If so, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transfer XAVC S files to iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S for editing.

Import XAVC S videos to an iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S, can I ?

“I just upgraded to the latest firmware and bought a new SD card so that I’m able to shoot the new XAVC-S format but discovered the Sony PlayMemories app cannot transfer XAVC-S videos to my iPad, only pictures. ”

iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S is the most popular smartphone, the retina display on iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S makes you videos look crisp and lifelike. However, users of iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S may find that they cannot play XAVC-S files on it, since iPad Air has limited itself to play only certain file formats. Actually, it is possible to import Sony XAVC-S footage directly into an iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S but the process requires a few extra steps and a 3rd party SD card reader. As you know, Apple doesn’t directly support the XAVC-S file structure (as of iOS11) so you can’t use the Apple SD Card reader. The Aple USB adapter is problematical because of power issues between the iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S and the camera. However, processing ‘transcoded editing’ does work. This requires using a 3rd party XAVC-S converter – UFUSoft Video Converter or Video Converter for Mac to finish format conversion on a computer before transferring the footage to your iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S. Here’s how to.

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How to convert XAVC-S files for use on iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S?

Step 1. Download and install the XAVC-S to iPhone converter to your Mac, launch the program and drag and drop your Sony XAVC-S files to the program.

Step 2. Select iPhone > iPhone HD Video(*.mp4) as the export format. The output videos could fit all iPhone models(iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S included) with excellent quality. Of course, you can also set MP4, MOV or M4V from the “Common Video” drop-down list.

hd video format

Tip: If you like, click on “Settings” and you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3. The last step is to click the Convert button to start converting your Sony XAVC-S videos to iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S.

When the conversion finishes, click Open to get the iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S compatible videos. After that, sync the converted Sony XAVC-S videos to iPhone 8 (Plus)/iPhone X/7S/6S/6/5S via iTunes and enjoy them on the go.