The aptly-named Sony A7R II shares the much-improved ergonomic redesign introduced by its A7 II sibling, as well as presenting a whole host of new features and technology aimed at providing the utmost in image and video quality as well as performance. The Sony A7 II is a more matured, more well-rounded camera and therefore an even more enticing option for those wanting full-frame image quality but not a full-frame DSLR-sized camera. Like the A7S before it, the A7R II is able to capture ultra-high-resolution 4K video (3840 x 2160), however, unlike the “S” model, it can record 4K video internally to the memory card. The A7R II makes use of Sony’s higher bitrate XAVC S file format, which supports 4K bitrates up to 100Mbps.

Thus, here comes the problem that the XAVC S video format is hardly compatible with many NLEs, like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

To import XAVC S flies into iMovie/FCE for smooth editing, you’d better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to iMovie and Final Cut Express natively supported format like AIC MOV. UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

This program not only can deal with heavy XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE affordable video format, but also supplies other powerful video codecs for NLEs, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid/Davinci Resolve, ProRes for FCP X and so on. Moreover, this ideal converting tool is equipped with basic editing functions including trimming, cropping, adding watermark, removing audio and more. If you are a PC user, then please turn to UFUWare XAVC Converter Windows version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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Convert Sony A7R II XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing

Step 1. Load A7R II XAVC S 4K video files

Download, install and run the XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter, click the “Add File” button to load Sony A7R II XAVC S 4K video files for conversion. If you would like to join all the selected files together by clicking the “Merge” button.

Sony A7R II to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 2. Choose AIC MOV as out format

Click “Profile” bar to select output format. The Sony A7R II to iMovie/FCE Converter offers particular output formats for iMovie and Final Cut Express. Just click the “Profile” bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert Sony A7R II XAVC S to AIC MOV

Tip: Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3. Convert Sony A7R II XAVC S files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing

Click the “Convert” button below the preview window, and the conversion from Sony A7R II XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE starts immediately with fast speed.

After the Sony A7R II XAVC S to AIC conversion is finished, just run iMovie/FCE and import the converted Sony A7R II XAVC S 4K video files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly with iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express.