How do you edit Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S footage in iMovie?
Does iMovie include support for Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S footage? For those who failed to edit Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S .mp4 video footage in iMovie, this guide may shed some light. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S files to iMovie preferred Apple InterMediate Codec in simple steps.
XAVC S is a subset format of XAVC, which is originally designed to serve the consumer market. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market. Find out the details of XAVC S below:
“XAVC S” profile
- Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160), HD, and Proxy
- Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Wrapping format: MP4
- Audio: Linear PCM and AAC
If for some reason you are having issues editing Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S recordings in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is well compatible with iMovie first. In the following guide, we explain a workaround to transcode Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S files to iMovie preferred AIC .mov video.
To transcode Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S files to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:
Download Video Converter for Mac
Step 1: Import source files
Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click “Profile” to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony DSC-RX10 II XAVC S to AIC conversion for iMovie.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope it helps.