Play and Edit Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S Files on Mac El Capitan

Diana Joan

Oct 26, 2015 08:40 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Sony's newly released action camera - FDR-X1000 is a compact, splash proof wearable device. It empowers with the capability to record video up to 4K resolution which helps produce intricate of details in a noticeably higher contrast fashion. In addition, it implements Sony's XAVC S codec, which can be recorded in wide range of bitrates.

Play Edit Sony FDR-X1000 El Capitan

Play and edit XAVC S files on Mac OS X El Capitan

As a video recording format, XAVC S format is more robust than many other recording codec, however, you may find it is a trick to play and edit XVAC S files on Mac and you will suffer failure when trying to play XAVC S files with QuickTime or ingest and edit them with iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro due to codec incompatibility issues.

To solve this problem, a XAVC S to Mac Converter will do you a great favor. There are many application on the market can do the conversion work, it will be very hard for you to make a good choice without constantly repeated testing. To save your precious time and energy, we recommend you to download the award winning application - Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(support Mac El Capitan), which wins great popularity among its users with powerful decoding/encoding functions. It not only helps to efficiently convert XAVC S to QuickTime mov format for playing FDR-X1000 XAVC S files on Mac El Capitan flently, but also rewrap XAVC S to many professional editing application such as iMovie/FCE or FCP preset codec: AIC or Prores for fast and fluid post-production workflow.

Other bonus functions and features:

Decode XAVC S to other professional codec for editing with Avid Media Composer/Sony Vegas/Edius Pro/Premiere Pro/Premiere Elements/After Effects CC

Built in video editor functions to trim, crop, apply effect, insert subtitles, etc

Customize technical output profile parameters such as video/audio codec, file size, frame rate, sample rate, bit rate, channels, etc.

Perfect compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion

How to play and edit Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files on Mac El Capitan?

Important Tips:

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Step 1: Add Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S video files.

Launch the program on your computer, add Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files to the program by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add folder" button.

Add Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, for playing XAVC S files with QuickTime on Mac, choose "Common Video" > "MOV-QuickTime (* mov)" as the output file format, to edit Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S files on Mac El Capitan, you can choose other "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) or "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" according the professional video editing application you are going to work with.

Choose output file format

1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

Step 3: Downscale 4K XAVC S to 1080p.

If the XAVC S footage captured with Sony FDR-X1000 are at 4K resolution, for smooth workflow of the 4K video footage with iMovie/FCE/FCP, you are recommended to downscale 4K XAVC S video to 1080p from "Size(pix)" drop-down selection.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S video to Mac El Capitan conversion process..

When the conversion is completed, you will get no problems to play XAVC S files with QuickTime, for editing output footage with iMovie/FCE/FCP, follow the guides offered in the articles below:
How to Import Media Files (Video/Audio/Photo) to iMovie?
Import Video Files to FCP X and Log & Transfer Files to FCP 6/7

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