This tutorial will teach you how to import Sony A6300 XAVC S to iMovie for further editing. Keep reading.
The Alpha a6300 records 3840 x 2160 files in XAVC S format at up to 30p. If for whatever reason you are having issues working with Sony a6300 4k XAVC S videos in iMovie, this post will give you some clues.
Since the XAVC S footage is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by iMovie. In order to import XAVC S footage into iMovie for smoothly editing, we need help from the third-party program to convert XAVC S to AIC MOV– native format for iMovie.
To perform the task, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. With it, you can effortlessly convert Sony a6300 XAVC S to AIC for iMovie without quality loss.
Besides AIC, it can also convert XAVC/XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes Codec for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro to meet users’ different needs. Now, download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.
How to Convert Sony a6300 XAVC S to AIC for editing in iMovie
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
2. Click the “Format” bar and select “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the output format. This format is specially designed for iMovie, so that you can edit your original Sony a6300 4k video in iMovie perfectly. This profile also works for Final Cut Express.
3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Sony A6300 XAVC S to iMovie on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted XAVC S clips into iMovie for further editing.