Looking for ways to encode Sony XAVC files to MOV on Mac OS X(10.10 Yosemite & 10.09 Mavericks)? This article will offer you the best solution to convert XAVC to MOV in Mac without any quality loss.
Sony introduced its new, more efficient, mid-range codec: XAVC. As a new codec, the incompatibility of XAVC with video players, media devices and NLEs exists among different camcorders. In most cases, you will find it a painful experience to play, edit, upload XAVC videos on Mac. In this article, I will share an easy workaround- converting XAVC to MOV on Mac for playback, sharing or uploading easily.
First of all, you need to transfer XAVC clips to Mac HD drive before enjoying them. Here we take Sony F5/F55 XAVC files as example. Follow as:
The F5 & F55 record to SxS cards, so you'll need a Sony SxS card reader, Echo Thunderbolt Card reader, or a computer equipped with an ExpressCard 34 slot to start. Make sure you download the latest SxS drivers from Sony's website and keep in mind that the F5/F55 formats cards in exFAT, which a universal format for both Mac and PC. Plus, Content Browser is also needed to play back and download clips off their original media.
Then, to transcode XAVC to MOV from Sony F5, F55, PXW-X70, PXW-X180, PXW-FS7, PXW-X500…, you need some help from third-party software. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you.
This video converter for Mac can be used as a Sony XAVC Converter Mac under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite(10.10). With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files to MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, MPG for easier playing and sharing. Plus, it also enables you to convert and import XAVC files to various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. For Windows uers, please turn to Video Converter. Download the program and follow the XAVC to MOV Mac conversion process.
How to transcode XAVC to MOV losslessly
Step 1: Load XAVC videos
Download, install the XAVC to MOV Converter Mac on computer and run it. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your original XAVC recordings.
Tips: If necessary, you can cl ick the button “Merge into one” to join XAVC files into one file.
Step 2: Set output format
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format you need. You can select "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output format.
Step 3: Start XAVC to MOV conversion
When all the settings are done, tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding XAVC fiels to MOV on Mac. And now, you can enjoy your XAVC videos easily anywhere you want.
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