The performance packed into the top-class 4K Handycam is peerless. Balanced Optical SteadyShot and Fast Intelligent AF achieve exactly the images you aim for. A new microphone structure captures ambiance that’s all-surrounding. You can even play with time in motion or gain control of pro-style/manual functions. The possibilities and pleasures are endless. The black FDR-AX53 makes capturing all of your adventures at resolutions up to UHD 4K fast, fun, and easy. And if you plan to get the Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder, you’d better read on to learn 4K XAC S to editing softwre workflow, which ensures you handle 4K .mp4 footage in FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer simply and smoothly.
From its specs, we know Sony FDR-AX53 can capture 4K videos in MP4 format with XAVC S codec. But the problem is, XAVC S file format from Sony FDR-AX53 is beyond the compatibility of FCP, iMovie and Avid. Something else, the latest software can (usually) handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In most cases, editing 4K XAVC S in FCP/iMovie/Avid is very taxing on your computer. In order to work Sony FDR-AX53 4K recordings in all version of FCP/iMovie/Avid Media Composer smoothly, a better way is to transcode Sony FDR-AX53 4K to a more “edit” friendly codec and 4K would be the best settings. The following paragraphs show you how to edit Sony AX53 4K MP4 files with FCP/iMovie/Avid without bogging down your computer.
Well, with the help of 4K Video Converter for Mac, the process is surprisingly easy and can be done. Overall, this video conversion program can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including FCP, iMovie, Avid and more. If you work 4K files in your editing software on Windows PC, please turn to 4K Video Converter Windows version to solve the issues.
Free download Sony FDR-AX53 Video Converter
Step 1. Load XAVC S footage
Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as the best Sony FDR-AX53 Video Converter. Drag and drop the 4K XAVC S (.mp4) video files to the program. You can also hit “Add files” icon to import videos to the software. In the right window, you can preview your videos.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” bar and select output format as you needs. For Final Cut Pro user, Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is your best choice. For editing Sony FDR-AX53 XAVC S video in iMovie with natively supported video codec. Please choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express” then “iMovie (AIC) (*.mov)”. If you plan edit the 4K footage in Avid, please choose “Editing Software” category then select “Avid DNxHD 1080P (*mov).
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. If you wanna get Sony FDR-AX53 XAVCS video workflow in FCP, iMovie or Avid, you can keep the original video resolution.
Step 3. Start video conversion
Hit the convert button to start converting Sony FDR-AX53 video on Mac. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), iMovie (iMovie 8, iMovie 9, iMovie 11), Avid Media Composer (Avid 8, Avid 7, Avid 6). Just do what you want.
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