What is XAVC S?
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 camcorder and 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.
Why need to convert XAVC S?
The 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-S are not for editing, playing, are for delivery. In this case, Sony’s XAVC S (in .mp4 format) are the previous step before edit or playback.
If you wanna import XAVC S files to FCP, iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas or play XAVC S in QuickTime, Windows Media Player, you’d better convert XAVC S to a more compatible format with a professional XAVC S converter app.
Which is the best XAVC S Converter?
At first blush, there are a number of different XAVC S converting software options for you. Here we highly recommend UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac for you.
This video converter for Mac can be used as the best XAVC S converter under Mac OS X(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 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 S videos for Windows Media Player, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Sutdio, etc, please turn to Video Converter, which is rated as the best XAVC S converter in Windows.
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Tutorial: Use the best XAVC S converter to encode XAVC S videos
1. Load XAVC S files
Launch the 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 S to the format you choose immediately. Once the conversion completes, can play, edit XAVC S files anywhere you like.