The Sony FDR-AX33 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action.. The Sony AX33 is able to record 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression.

You may have got the Sony AX33 camcorder, 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 AX33 4K XAVC S videos 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 AX33 XAVC S recordings to iMovie/Final Cut Express for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony AX33 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 AX33 4K XAVC S videos in iMovie/FCE on Mac?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent XAVC S to AIC Converter, which can convert Sony AX33 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 AX33 4K XAVC S videos to the converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the 4k video files.

Sony AX33 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)” from the drop-down menu list, it’s best codec for FCE/iMovie editing.

Convert Sony AX33 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 AX33 4K XAVC S video to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the Sony AX33 4K XAVC S to AIC conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated .mov files for importing and editing within Final Cut Express or iMovie 8/9/11.