XAVC S to Photos – How to Import XAVC S Videos to Apple Photos?

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Apple Photos and XAVC S Videos

“When videos recorded with the XAVC S codec are imported to the Photos Library, are they converted to another format, and, if so, is quality affected?”

On April 7, 2013, Sony announced that it had expanded XAVC to the consumer market with the release of XAVC S. XAVC S supports resolutions up to 3840 × 2160, uses MP4 as the container format, and uses either AAC or LPCM for the audio. As example used in the Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD consumer camcorderand Sony HDR-AS100V action camera. The Sony α7S as well as some consumer stills cameras with movie support (e.g. the Sony RX10) also offer XAVC-S.

When you install OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, Photos is part of the update. In many cases, if you had a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it. Photos helps you keep your growing library organized and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images and videos. But you may get into problem when import videos content like XAVC S format to Photos library, so what is the best video format for importing into photos for mac? if you wanna to import XAVC S files to Photos for editing? Please keep on reading.

However, some people have had issues when importing XAVC S files into Photos app. That’s because the XAVC S video format can’t be natively supported by many professional video editing softwares including Photos for mac. What’s more, it also would be a little hard to handle XAVC S video with Photos. In such occasion, still want to edit XAVC S files in Photos? Is there any way to successfully import (4K) XAVC S files to Apple Photos? Don’t worry, all things will become easier if you get a professional XAVC S to Photos converter software.

The best XAVC S to Photos Converter

UFUSoft XAVC S Converter for Mac is a professional XAVC S to Photos Converter, which is capable of converting XAVC S to any popular formats to meet different needs, because of supporting a large range of video formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, VOB, etc. Besides converting XAVC S to Photos, this app also helps transcode XAVC S to editable formats for other editing programs, such as Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas.

While converting XAVC S video format, you can also adjust parameters such as video size, bitrate, and frame rate for your XAVC S video files to get better visual and audio effect. What’s more, this XAVC S to Photos converter also provide simple video editing functions for you, such as spliting XAVC S video into several clips according to clip quantity, duration time and file size. Thanks to its batch conversion ability, you are allowed to import several XAVC S video files and output them into the same video format in batch to save much time and energy.

Now, just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Convert XAVC S to MP4 or QuickTime MOV for Photos Library editing

Step 1. Load XAVC S files to the converter

Install and run the XAVC S to Photos Converter on your computer, and then import XAVC S file to the converter by clicking the “Add File” button. There is another button “Import from Folder” beside “Add File”, this button helps detect and import all XAVC S files under the folder you specified.

XAVC S video converter

Step 2: Choose the right video format for Photos

Click the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Common Video > H.264 Videos (*.mov)” or “Common Video > MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format. MP4 and QuickTime MOV is the best supported format for Photos.

Step 3: Make editing before converting XAVC S. (Optional)

Click “Edit” icon on the tool bar, in the Video Editor Window, you can play and preview the original XAVC S video and output effects. On the buttons bar, you can trim, crop, add special effect, add watermark, insert subtitles and more.


Click “Settings” button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

By ticking the Merge into one file option behind Settings button, you can merge the several XAVC S files into one single file.

Step 4: Begin converting XAVC S file to Photos on Mac.

When everything gets ready, simply hit lower right Convert button to begin changing videos from XAVC S to Photos supported MP4 or MOV file.

After the XAVC S to MP4 or QuickTime MOV conversion is completed, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to locate the generated MP4 or QuickTime .mov files. Then transfer the converted files to Photos on Mac os x for editing smoothly with ease.

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