Sony has just released A7S camera, and the a7S camera is quite adept in regard to recording video. It is able to output uncompressed 4:2:2 UHD 4K video to an optional external recorder over HDMI, as well as record full HD 1080p video in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.

You may have got the Sony S7S camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to iMovie/Final Cut Express for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to iMovie/FCE. Why the problems occur ? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by iMovie/FCE so far. To import Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to iMovie/Final Cut Express for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony A7S XAVC S to iMovie/FCE supported format AIC MOV. The AIC MOV is a friendly format supported by Final Cut Express and iMovie.

 

How to edit Sony A7S XAVC S footages in Final Cut Express or iMovie?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to AIC MOV Converter, which can convert Sony A7S XAVC S videos to AIC MOV with high quality and fast speed.

Free Download XAVC Converter for Mac Free Download XAVC Converter

Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter, and import your Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to the program, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the footages.

Sony A7S XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”, it’s best codec for FCE/iMovie editing.

Convert Sony A7S XAVC S to AIC MOV on Mac

Step 4. 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. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony A7S XAVC S recordings to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC MOV files for importing and editing within Final Cut Express or iMovie 8/9/11.