Sony FDR-AX53 is a 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder that just comes to the market, released by Sony at the begin of 2016. Sony AX53 is a powerful camcorder, it uses many new technologies from Sony, such as Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone, etc. This new handycam camcorder has excellent recording ability, so you can use it to record 4K movies in the XAVC S format, you can also choose to record HD in AVCHD MTS format, the videos recorded by XAVC S and AVCHD are all in high quality.

You have got the Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder and recorded 4K videos with it. On recording forums many users have reported that they can’t import XAVC S from Sony FDR-AX53 to iMovie/FCE and edit the 4K videos smoothly. What’s the reason? Why we can’t edit Sony AX53 files with iMovie/FCE smoothly? It is because Sony AX53 recorded XAVC S 4K videos are not supported by iMovie/FCE. From Apple iMovie and Final Cut Express product page you will know that iMovie/FCE native supported video codec is AIC codec, only with AIC codec can you edit videos natively with iMovie and FCE In this case, if you want to import Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie/FCE and edit natively, you have to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie/FCE AIC codec.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is a powerful converter to convert Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie/FCE AIC codec, it is able to convert any HD videos to AIC codec for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, ProRes codec for FCP X, etc. you can also use this software to convert videos to other formats, such as MXF, AVCHD, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV, etc. with this software you don’t need to worry about any video editing and playback issues, you can download this Sony FDR-AX53 to iMovie/FCE Converter.

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How to convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC MOV?

1. Run this Sony FDR-AX53 to iMovie/FCE Converter you will see the main interface, click “Add File” button to load Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S files, batch loading and converting is supported. It will convert XAVC S to iMovie/FCE with top quality.

Sony FDR-AX53 to iMovie/FCE Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”, this is the best format for iMovie/FCE editing. Besides the AIC codec, you can choose rich output formats according to your need.

Convert Sony FDR-AX53 4K XAVC S to AIC codec MOV

3. If you want to adjust the output video’s parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface, and then you can customize the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc.

adjust video and audio settings

4. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC codec MOV on Mac with fast speed and high quality.

After your Sony AX53 XAVC S 4K video files are converted to iMovie/FCE AIC codec, you can import generated AIC .mov files into iMoive 8/9/11 and Final Cut Express for native editing, you don’t need to render again, and you won’t have any problems.