What is XAVC or XAVC S
As known to all, XAVC and XAVC-S are both new codecs with a big point in quality/ratio, allowing Sony to integrate a 4K codec in 2013 and 2014 camcorder 4K lineup. They were introduced some time ago by Sony, starting with PMW-F5, F55 and then with PXW-Z100, FDR-AX100 and FDR-AX1.
Why need to convert XAVC/XAVC S
The XAVC/XAVC S codec purpose is to allow high end Sony cameras to be able to record 4K, not to be an editable or playable format. As it happens with H.264, XAVC and XAVC-S are not for editing, playing, are for delivery. In this case, Sony’s XAVC & XAVC S(in .mxf or .mp4 format) are the previous step before edit or playback.
If you wanna import (4K) XAVC/XAVC S files to FCP, iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas or play XAVC/XAVC S in QuickTime, Windows Media Player, you’d better convert XAVC/XAVC S to a more compatible format with a professional XAVAC/XAVC S converter app.
Which is the best (4K) XAVC/XAVC S Converter
At first blush, there are a number of different XAVC(S) converting software options for you. Here we highly recommend U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac for you.
This video converter for Mac can be used as the best XAVC/XAVC S converter under Mac OS X(Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite included). Applying it, you can easily transcode (4K) XAVC, XAVC S to ProRes for FCP 7, DNxHD for Avid MC, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc with least quality loss. In addition, it also allows you to encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files to a common for playback on QuickTime, VLC, iPad and more media devices. Aside from this, the built-in video editor also allows you to easily touch up the videos in a hassle free manner.
If you’re going to encode XAVC, XAVC S videos for Windows Media Player, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Sutdio, etc, please turn to Video Converter Ultimate, which is rated as the best XAVC/XAVC S converter in Windows.
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Tutorial: Use the best (4K) XAVC/XAVC S converter to encode XAVC(S) videos
1. Load XAVC/XAVC S files
Launch the XAVC/XAVC S converter[. You can directly drag and drop the xavc, xavc s files to the software, or click “Add” button to locate the source files.
2. Choose Final Cut Pro Profile
Press “Format” option and choose output format like “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and Final Cut Pro.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
3. Start conversion
When all the settings are OK, click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, it will start to convert XAVC/XAVC S to the format you choose immediately. Once the conversion completes, can play, edit (4K) XAVC, XAVC S files anywhere you like.