Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera is Sony’s first consumer 4K video camera. It captures 3840 x 2160 resolution in Sony’s new XAVC-S format, which I think will dominate 4K acquisition for the consumer and prosumer market. XAVC-S employs a more efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP compression with an MP4 wrapper. XAVC S is a fairly efficient codec, enabling a rate of around 1 hour of 4K footage for every 32GBs of XQD flash storage. For comparison’s sake, we’ve been told that a 64GB card using Sony’s full XAVC 4K codec will only manage around 15 minutes of footage at 60p. Of course, XAVC nets you full 4-2-2 chroma subsampling, while XAVC S is limited to 4-2-0.

If you recorded some videos by Sony AX1, you may like editing the 4K or 1080P HD video on Mac. Of course, iMovie or Final Cut Express is your choice. With this professional Mac editing software, you can do anything as you want. But, we can’t import the XAVC S videos from Sony FDR AX1 to iMovie/FCE directly. As we know, Apple Intermediate Codec is the best editing video codec for iMovie/FCE, so we can convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to Apple Intermediate Codec, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. The following guide tells you how to convert Sony FDR AX1 4K XAVC S video to Apple Intermediate Codec for use in your iMovie or Final Cut Express.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you. With this best Sony AX1 to iMovie/FCE Converter, you can convert Sony AX1 XAVC S video to AIC MOV on Mac with fast speed. And the conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. If you are Windows user, you can free download Sony FDR AX1 to iMovie/FCE Converter for Windows here. With the HD Video Converter, you can convert XAVC S/XAVC, AVCHD, H.264 recordings to any video format on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

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How to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S Video to Apple Intermediate Codec on Mac?

1. Load Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S video to the HD Video Converter for Mac.

Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter

Tip: You can join multiple Sony AX1 4K XAVC S files on to one output file by checking “Merge” into one file on the interface.

2. Select AIC MOV format for iMovie/FCE.

Many output format here and you are recommended to select “Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” files under “iMovie and Final Cut Express” Category, which is best compatible format for iMovie/FCE.

Convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to AIC MOV

3. Adjust output settings and edit the video. (Optional)

Settings: You are allowed to change the parameters of video and audio, such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate, etc.

Edit: Here you are able to edit the video before conversion. You can cut off the unnecessary part of the video in Trim, crop the video, add watermark or 3D effect, attach subtitle and so on.

4. Convert Sony AX1 4K XAVC S video to AIC MOV on Mac.

Click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S to AIC Codec on Mac with fast speed. After the Sony AX1 4K XAVC S to AIC conversion is completed, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can transfer and edit Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S footage in iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express without any issue.