How to import Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to iMovie?

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Couldn’t get Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files importing to iMovie smoothly? You’ve come to the right place. This tutorial walks you through how to convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC media to AIC .mov for editing in iMovie fluidly.

“Hi guys, can you import XAVC footage directly from Sony PXW-X70 into iMovie? iMovie crashes every single time while reading the files. What do I do to solve the issue? Can anyone kindly suggest a solution? Thanks in advance.”

If you get any XAVC incompatible issues in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding them to an intermediate codec that is compatible with iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format, which iMovie will recognize and handle well.

How to transcode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC video to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

Here’s what you need

Video Converter (It is available for Mac, simply download the proper version depending on your computer.)

Free download Mac Version

To transcode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC media to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony PXW-X70 XAVC video files into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
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 recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

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.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to iMovie conversion.
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.

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