With Sony RX10 II, you can enjoy high-precision 4K recording with minimised image distortion for super-real movies. The Pro-grade XAVC S codec ensures beautiful footage with high-bit-rate recording and full pixel readout without pixel binning achieves high-resolution results. You can capture astounding super-real movies with cinematic detail and clarity surpassing human vision.
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“Hi, all, I’m planning on buying a Sony RX10 II which is able to shoot 4K footage in XAVC S format. I’m working with iMovie, I have seen that iMovie supports XAVC S from Sony, but I do not know if 4K XAVC S is supported too. Any ideas?”
As far as we know, the most recent version of iMovie can edit 4K in timeline and supports XAVC S. But there are user complains about unstable and unreliable issues. So we still think XAVC S 4K footage is not fully supported by iMovie. If you encounter any problems importing Sony RX10 II 4K XAVC S to iMovie, we would recommend convert 4K XAVC S to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie, such as Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well.
To get the job well done, we need to use an all-in-one program-Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Besides converting RX10 II 4K XAVC S to iMovie, it can also convert other video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG, VOB, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TOD, MOD, XAVC, FLV, MKV, SWF, 3GP, MVI, ASF and etc to iMovie video format.
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How to import Sony RX10 II 4K XAVC S to iMovie for editing?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load original files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit RX10 II 4K XAVC S in iMovie without any hassles.