Easy way to import Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to iMovie/FCE for editing on Mac

The DSC-HX90V is a new digital compact camera from Sony. Besides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds, Sony HX90V can record Full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD or in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates. However, if we want to import the Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to iMovie/Final Cut Express for editing, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by iMovie or FCE. So what’s the available workflow for Sony DSC-HX90V and iMovie/FCE?

Well, according to our testing and other users’ feedback, the basic reason why we can’t work Sony DSC-HX90V XVAC S with iMovie/Final Cut Express is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. To make the XAVC S compatible with iMovie/FCE, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to AIC MOV, which ensures best results when using in iMovie and FCE. aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users complete the Sony XAVC S to AIC conversion on Mac.

This Mac Sony XAVC S Converter can enable you to effortlessly convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S files to AIC – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie and FCE. What’s more, it also allows you to convert XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality. Below are the steps on converting Sony XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE.

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How to import Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to iMovie/FCE for editing?

Step 1. Launch the aPubsoft HD Video Converter as the best Sony DSC-HX90V to iMovie/FCE Converter, then click “Add File” button to load Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S video files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.

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Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to determine output format. For best image quality, click the format bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as output format, it is the native format for iMovie and FCE editing.

Convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S to AIC

Step 3. Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the Sony DSC-HX90V XAVC S to AIC conversion process is complete, you can click “Open Folder” button to get and import the generated AIC .mov files to iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express for smooth playing and editing.