Converting XAVC S files to QuickTime MOV for playback/editing on Mac

Published on by Chris King

This article will show you how to convert Sony XAVC S to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X(Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra) for playing and smooth editing.

Converting XAVC S files to QuickTime MOV for playback/editing on Mac

XAVC-S is a new codec with a big point in quality/ratio, allowing Sony to integrate a 4K codec in 4K camcorder lineup like Sony a7S, Sony a7II, Sony FS7, Sony a6300, etc. And most users find that the Sony XAVC S footages are not so easy to work with. This page explains how to play, edit XAV C S files easily by converting XAVC S to QuickTime .mov on Mac OS X.

Many users have been jumping over hurdle after hurdle trying to get XAVC S footage onto Mac for playing with QuickTime or editing with Final Cut Pro. But the result always let them down. Perhaps mindful of these concerns, you'd better to transcode XAVC S file to a Mac-compatible .mov file for enjoying which retain the same size and quality. Here comes Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you to transfer Sony XAVC S to QuickTime .mov easily.

This program supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes, DNxHD and more- ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc respectively on Mac OS X(including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite). Just download and follow the guide below to achieve your goal in a fast way. If you are Windows users to encode XAVC S to MOV, please get Video Converter.

How to Convert XAVC S media to QuickTime .mov on Mac

Step 1: Install and launch the XAVC S Converter for Mac. Click the Add Video button to import XAVC S .mp4 files.



Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and select "Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" as target format. This format is specially designed for QuickTime playback. If you want to edit XDCAM video in FCP, "Final Cut Pro ->Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" will be the best choice.



Tip: Before transcoding, the best XAVC S converter for Mac allows you to customize your video, audio parameters. If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.



Step 3: When the former steps finished, you can press "Convert" button to start transcoding XAVC S files to QuickTime MOV for work natively on Mac.

After the successful conversion, you can easily transfer Sony XAVC S video to Mac for editing in Final Cut Pro or playing with QuickTime without any plug-in.

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