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You may find that iMovie won't import XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files from Sony RX100 IV smoothly. What you can do to resolve the issues is to transcode RX100 Mark IV clips to a more "edit" friendly Apple InterMediate Codec.
"Is there anyone can help me? I have purchased Sony DSC-RX100 IV camcorder last week, since I got it I always take it when I go travel. I have recorded several 1080p videos with Sony RX100 IV, the recordings are in two video formats, one is XAVC S and another is AVCHD, when I try to import the videos into iMovie on my MacBook Pro, the iMovie says the video formats are not supported to import, can you help me? Thanks!"
As far as we know, XAVC/XAVC S purpose is to allow the high end and last tech Sony cameras to be able to record 4K, not to be an editable format. As it happens with H.264, XAVC and XAVC-S are not for editing, are for delivery.
If you want to import Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to iMovie for editing smoothly, you will need to do some preparation. This article aims to give you some tricks.
Based on our testing, to make RX100 Mark IV XAVC S compatible with iMovie, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to Apple InterMediate Codec, which ensures the best results when using in iMovie 8/9/11. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users convert XAVC S videos for iMovie on Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks included).
With it you can effortlessly transcode XAVC/XAVC S footage from Sony RX100 IV to iMovie highly compatible AIC MOV with original quality. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple ProRes, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert videos to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are editing XAVC S with iMovie, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it below.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Transcoding Sony RX100 IV footage for editing in iMovie 8/9/11
Step 1. Launch the XAVC S to MOV Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your XAVC S flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose best editable format for your NLEs.
To convert XAVC S to iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the XAVC S to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can smoothly import the converted Sony RX100 IV XAVC S files to iMovie 8/9/11 with smooth workflow.
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