Import Sony Alpha a5100 XAVC S videos to iMovie/FCE for editing on Mac

The Alpha a5100 Digital Camera from Sony combines a high-resolution sensor, hybrid AF system, and apt video recording capabilities, all within a compact and convenient form factor. Pairing a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, this camera is able to record up to 6 fps continuous shooting with notable sensitivity to ISO 25600. Full HD video recording is supported in the high-quality XAVC S codec, with the ability to shoot at 1080p in 60, 30, or 24 fps frame rates.

Sony XAVC S, the latest high definition format introduced by Sony, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by iMovie or Final Cut Express. To import and edit Sony a5100 XAVC S footage in iMovie/FCE smoothly, a suggestion is to use aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC S to AIC MOV, which is the a native support format by iMovie/FCE. This XAVC S Converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony a5100 XAVC S files to Apple Intermediate Codec – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie ro Final Cut Express. What’s more, it also allows to convert XAVC, XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality.

Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac

Download and install the Sony XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter:

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Step 1: Add Sony a5100 XAVC S files

Launch the Sony XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter, then click “Add File” button to import Sony a5100 XAVC S footages to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the converter.

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Step 2: Select AIC MOV as output format for iMovie/FCE

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)”. The AIC is the native codec for iMovie or Final Cut Express editing.

Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to AIC MOV

Step 3: Customize the video and audio parameters (Optional)

Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 4: Convert Sony a5100 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, the Sony XAVC S to AIC Converter will transcode Sony XAVC S footages to AIC MOV immediately at fast speed.

When the Sony XAVC S to AIC MOV conversion process completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony a5100 XAVC S footage in iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express without issues.