The Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini ,small and very light, designed for capturing POV footage of adventures of all kinds. The Sony HDR-AZ1 features full HD recording (1080p at up to 50/60fps), super slow-mo capabilities (720p at 100/120fps), a built-in tripod mount with or without a case, stereo recording and quality Zeiss optics. It also allows for quick NFC pairing via WIFI to mobile devices or the Live-View remote for monitoring the picture and changing settings, an IPX4-rated splashproof camera body (again, allowing use with or without a case), live web streaming and an extremely high quality recording mode when using compatible microSDXC cards and the on-board XAVC-S mode.

You may have got the Sony HDR-AZ1 camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to iMovie or Final Cut Express for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by iMovie or Final Cut Express so far. To import Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie/FCE for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony AZ1 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE supported format. The AIC MOV is the friendly format supported by iMovie and Final Cut Express.

Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC for iMovie/FCE

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony HDR-AZ1 to iMovie/FCE Converter, which can convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC for iMovie/FCE with high quality.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony HDR-AZ1 to iMovie/FCE Converter, and import your Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to the converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the XAVC S video files to it.

Sony HDR-AZ1 to iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down list, and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible format for iMovie and FCE.

Convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC MOV

Tip: If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. If not, you can skip this step, keep them as default.

Step 4. When settings ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to AIC conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC .mov files, and then import and edit the .mov files within iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express smoothly.