Solution to Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S Error issues in iMovie

Summary: Wanna make iMovie support 4K videos from Sony FDR-AX100? Follow this guide, and you will know Sony FDR-AX100 workflow on Mac especially in iMovie.

Sony's FDR-AX100 Handycam camcorder fills the gap between professional and affordable, recording 4K UHD video, using the efficient XAVC-S codec and is not much larger than Sony's previous flagship Handycam models. The price point and ease of use helps to lower the barriers of entry for consumers and professionals to start using Sony FDR-AX100 4K workflows on Mac while seeing all the benefits it can provide. The fact is that users have encountered a lot of problems while starting Sony RX100 4K XAVC S to iMovie or other NLEs workaround.

"Failures to import movie clips from Sony AX100 4K camcorder into iMovie 10.0.3. Clips are not recognized or rejected by the program. Anybody learned how to get 4K files to iMovie?"

If you are a FCP user, then the workflow is much simpler for you since you just need to update your current FCP into FCP X that natively supports 4K Prores, Sony XAVC and REDCODE RAW. However, it is difficult for users to open Sony AX100 XAVC S 4K footage in iMovie directly owing to its high resolution and codec issue. If you are looking for a smooth and simple Sony RX100 to iMovie workflow, you'd better convert 4K XAVC S to AIC MOV with a powerful third party program.

Under this circumstance, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you that provides many professional codecs for NLEs, such as Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC MOV for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere, which solves almost all incompatibility problems between Sony FDR-AX100 4K clips with NLEs. Now, download the tool and start Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to iMovie conversion.

How to simply transfer Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to iMovie without issue

Step 1: Load Original File

Download and run Video Converter on Mac OS X, drag&drop the RX100 XAVC S video files to the program. Or go to "Add' button to import files into program.

Step 2: Select Output Format

Click the "Format" bar to select output format. Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.

Tip: If necessary, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie, Final Cut Express before conversion.

Step 3: Start Conversion

After all settings, tap "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony AX100 4K movies to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.

After conversion, you can get the encoded video via "Open" channel. Now, launch iMovie and go to the File menu to choose Import > Movies to transfer the transocded video into iMovie.

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