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Default Best solution to import Sony A5100 XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie/FCE for editing - 03-22-2016, 12:59 PM

Sony A5100 is one of the latest cameras released, it is the follow-up to the NEX-5 cameras and sites above the A5000 & NEX-3. Sony A5100 equipped with a Bionz X processor, 24MP CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points. The hardware is excellent, it is great to use Sony A5100 to take high quality videos and record full HD videos.

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There are many users have got the A5100 camera, most of them have used this striking camera recorded some HD videos. But they all have the issue when they try to import Sony A5100 recorded XAVC S files to iMovie or Final Cut Express. The iMovie and FCE can't support Sony A5100 recorded XAVC S 4K video files, how to solve this Sony A5100 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE importing and editing issue?

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Convert Sony A5100 XAVC S files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing

As you can see above, the Sony A5100 can record videos in XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 format, all of them are not native formats for iMovie/FCE editing, so when you import the files or edit the XAVC S 4K videos you will get problems. How to import Sony A5100 XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE and edit natively? The best way is to convert Sony A5100 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE native supported video codec and format. From iMovie and FCE official page you will get the info that AIC codec is the native codec for iMovie/FCE, once you convert XAVC S to AIC codec you can import the XAVC S video to iMovie/FCE for editing smoothly, and you don't need to render anymore.

To convert Sony A5100 XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE supported AIC codec, you will need a special AIC converter, here we recommend HD Video Converter for Mac for you, it is the best AIC Converter on the market, with it you can convert all HD videos to AIC codec easily, supported importing video formats include XAVC S, XAVC, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MP4, MOV, MXF, etc. What's more, with this Sony A5100 to iMovie/FCE converter you can convert video to rich formats, like MKV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc. this converter has optimized native formats for iMoive, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS, Pinnacle Studio etc, so it is a powerful HD Video Converter.

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Step 1. Add Sony A5100 XAVC S video files

Install and launch the HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony A5100 to iMovie/FCE Converter, and click "Import" button to import your source files directly from your camcorder, or from a card reader, or from the file folder.



Step 2. Choose AIC MOV as output format

Click on the "Profile" bar and select "iMovie > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)" , this is native format for iMovie and Final Cut Express.



Step 3. Convert Sony A5100 XAVC S 4K videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE

After settings done, click "Convert" button, and the Sony A5100 XAVC S to AIC Converter will start the conversion on you Mac immediately with high quality.

After the conversion completed, you can click "Open Folder" button to find the generated AIC .mov files and use them freely. Run iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express on your Mac, import and edit the converted Sony A5100 XAVC S files in iMovie/FCE now.

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