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.
However, only little video editing software supports XAVC S. If you want to edit, play and share Sony XAVC MP4 without any problem, you need to convert the XAVC S videos via a professional XAVC S Converter.
The FDR-AX1 records 4K/HD movies in the XAVC-S format, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. Many Sony FDR-AX1 users can’t edit the MP4 recordings in FCP X, Avid Media Composer, iMovie Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas and Premiere etc. It seems XAVC S codes should be largely blamed. So, XAVC S Converter is absolutely necessary. HD Video Converter is you best choice to convert XAVC S video to any video format, MP4, M4V, MPEG-2, MOV (H.264, ProRes, AIC), MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV are included.
This guide applies to:
Convert XAVC S MP4 to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6.
Convert Sony XAVC S to H.264 MOV/MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere.
Convert XAVC S to AIC MOV for editing in iMovi 11, 9
Convert XAVC S to Apple InterMediate Codec MOV for Final Cut Express.
Convert XAVC S to WMV for Sony Vegas Pro and Windows Movie Maker
Convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S MP4 to H.264 MP4 for playing on Smart TV, tablet smartphone etc.
How to convert XAVC S MP4 on Mac and Windows?
Step 1: Free download XAVC S Converter (Windows or Mac) – HD Video Converter.
Step 3: Click “Editor” button and the editor interface will come out with several editing options. Here you are allowed to crop unwanted video parts, trim video length and add some special effects.
Tip: You can click “Settings” to set the Video/Audio Parameters like Size (resolution), bitrate, frame rate, etc to be more suitable for better outputting. For example: Set Size/Resolution to 1920*1080 pixels.
Step 4: Click the Convert button under the preview panel, and the XAVC S to other codec video conversion starts. You shall wait for a while to get converted video files.
Guides for editing Sony XAVC S:
Convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP X
How to convert Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S to ProRes for FCP X?
How to import and edit Sony XAVC S MP4 in iMovie?
XAVC S to Premiere Converter-convert Sony FDR-AX1 MP4 for Premiere