Tricks of Converting Sony XAVC Files to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X

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Summary: This article tells you how to convert Sony XAVC to MOV on Mac, then you can freely watch the Sony XAVC cam videos on iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, etc. or edit in iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC is an format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products.XAVC 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 (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format. XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording.

Sony has announced that cameras that will support XAVC include two CineAlta cameras which are the Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5. Both cameras record XAVC with a color depth of 10-bits and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. The Sony PMW-F55 can record XAVC with 4K resolution at 60 fps at 300 Mbit/s and 2K resolution at 120 fps at 400 Mbit/s. The Sony PMW-F5 can record XAVC with 2K resolution at 120 fps at 400 Mbit/s.

To play XAVC files on Mac, VLC player would do it perfectly. While to edit and upload the XAVC files on Mac, XAVC then became an inaccessible format.

So to make it available to be fully used, alternating Sony XAVC to MOV would be a good decision for MOV is widely accepted by Apple products like Mac, iPhone, iPad, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. The article is a step by step guide about the XAVC to QuickTime MOV Mac conversion. And the task here is finished with a professional UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, for the program is easy to use and can remain the excellent output quality.

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Step1: Load the target Sony XAVC files to the Converter
With the XAVC to QuickTime MOV converter for Mac, you can directly drag and drop the XAVC files to the converter, or go to File menu then choose Load Media Files to load the XAVC files you want to convert.

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But if you have your camcorder with you, just connect it to the computer and the UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac will scan and display all files contained in the device.

Step2: Choose QuickTime MOV as output format
If you are planning to play the XAVC files on iPhone, iPad, iPod, or use them on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid etc., you can select the output format according to the name of devices or apps. The converter has default settings for them.

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Step3: Start Sony XAVC to MOV conversion on Mac OS X
Click Convert at bottom and let this smart Sony XAVC to MOV Converter for Mac do the rest for you! The converter also works on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks etc.

After the Sony XAVC to QuickTime MOV conversion, you can freely play your XAVC videos on iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes etc. or edit in iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro.

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