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Edit Sony a99 II XAVC S XAVC S 4K footages in iMovie and FCE on Mac natively

The Sony a99 II combines the power of a full-frame 42.4MP Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X image processor with front-end LSI to create outstanding images at expanded sensitivities up to ISO 102400 and record UHD 4K video in XAVC S format.

After testing many video editing applications with Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K footage, the result shows that we can’t import the Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K videos to iMovie or Final Cut Express directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there’s actually no way to edit a 4K project in these editing software natively. In this case, to have a smooth Sony a99 II workflow on Mac OS X, you’d better transcode Sony a99 II XAVC S to iMovie/FCE edit-friendly format AIC MOV with proper settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

There are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the Ultra HD 4K videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is considered to be the best 4K video converting tool. It can help you to convert Sony a99 II 4K XAVC S to iMovie/FCE compatible format AIC MOV. Besides, this HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. Download the tool and start the Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K video conversion on Mac(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included).

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How to edit Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K footages in iMovie or FCE?

Step 1. Import Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K footages

Launch the aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac XAVC S Converter on your Mac, and then click “Add File” button to add the Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K footages to the converter. Or directly drag the Sony XAVC S 4K files to the program.

Sony a99 II to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 2. Choose compatible format for iMovie and FCE

Click “Profile” bar and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC S in iMovie and FCE with compatible video codec. Besides the AIC codec, you can choose rich output codec and formats according to your need.

Convert Sony a99 II 4K XAVC S to AIC

Tip: Click the “Settings” button to adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc, . Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for iMovie/FCE editing.

Step 3. Start the Sony XAVC S to AIC conversion

Click on the “Convert” button, and the Sony a99 II XAVC S to AIC Converter will convert Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K videos to AIC MOV on Mac immediately.

After the Sony a99 II XAVC S to AIC conversion completed, clik “Open Folder” to locate the generated AIC .mov files. Then you can transfer the converted Sony a99 II XAVC S 4K vidieos files to iMovie 8/9/11/13 or Final Cut Express 4 for further editing on Mac without issues.

aPubsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac offers one-stop solution for any media downloading and converting tasks. You can convert any DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to MKV, DVD to MOV, DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV and more, convert any 4K Ultra videos (4K H.265/HEVC Video(*.mp4) /4K H.264 FLV Video (*.flv)) to 4K /1080p HD video and other your needed format like MTS, TS, MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, MKV, FLV and more. It has the ability to download online videos like YouTube videos/music and more.

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