Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 camcorders are capable of capturing HD, 2K, QFHD (3840×2160) and true 4K (4096×2160) video in XAVC format. This article will show you how to convert PMW F5 and F55 XAVC video files to QuickTime MOV for editing on Mac.

XAVC is the newest HD recording format announced by Sony. XAVC format uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second (fps) and supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. For Sony PMW-F5/Sony PMW-F55 camera owners, most of them have a headache that the XAVC files produced by F5/F55 are not compatible with QuickTime Player on Mac.

In order to edit Sony F5/F55 XAVC footage in iMovie/iPhoto on Mac, you only need to choose a third party software to convert XAVC to iMovie/iPhoto supported MOV format . UFUWare XAVC Converter is the best choice pecially designed for converting Sony XAVC, XAVC S videos.

With simple steps, users can convert, convert Sony XAVC videos to QuickTime MOV formats without quality loss and super fast conversion speed. Then you can easily import XAVC to iMovie, iPhoto for editing. The tutorial will show you the fastest and easiest solution to convert Sony F5/F55 XAVC to QuickTime MOV via UFUWare XAVC Converter.

Guide for converting Sony 2K, 4K XAVC to iMovie/iPhoto

Free download a trail of Sony XAVC to QuickTime MOV Converter:

Free Download XAVC Converter for Mac

1. Load XAVC files to the converter

Install and run the Sony XAVC to iMovie/iPhoto Converter, then you can click “Add File” button to batch import XAVC footage to the software.

Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to iMovie/iPhoto Converter

2. Choose output format

From the drop down list of “Profile”, we can choose “MOV – QuickTime Video(*.mov)” in “General Video” or “HD Video” category.

Convert Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to QuickTime MOV

3. Convert Sony XAVC to QuickTime MOV for iMovie/iPhoto

Finally, only need to click “Convert” button to start the conversion. It will take a while depend on how many files are converting.

After the Sony PMW-F55/F5 XAVC to QuickTime MOV conversion, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated .mov files, and then import them to iMovie 8/9/11 or iPhoto 8/9/11 for editing.