Thanks to the FDR-X1000V Action Cam’s beautiful 4K image quality, better blur reduction, and more, your adventures are just as thrilling on screen as in real life. This camera combines all the features experienced users have been waiting for. 4K picture quality is equal to that of current Hollywood blockbusters, the professional-grade XAVC S codec ensures beautiful footage with high bitrate recording, and handy features like the Highlight Movie Maker help you turn your shots into a mesmerizing masterpiece.

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The XAVC S codec captured with Sony FDR-X1000 is a long GOP format wrapped in a MP4 container with H.264 compression standard. For Mac user, you may find that there are some compatibility issues with XAVC S in a variety of editing applications such as iMovie, FCE or FCP X. In large party, this is because the XAVC S using components of the H.264 specification such as high profile, level 4.2 that can not be decoded by Mac NLE editing applications.

To fix this issue, you can transocde XAVC S to iMovie/FCE/FCP X native editing codec. For Mac OS X El Capitan users, you are recommended to download Pavtube recently upgraded HD Video Converter for Mac to fulfill the codec conversion process. The programs is designed to provide a complete workaround for working FDR-X1000 XAVC S on iMovie/FCE/FCP X by outputting professional editing codec Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE smooth workflow, Apple Prores Codec for Final Cut Pro X for fast and fluid post-production workflow.

With this professional editing codec maker, getting FDR-X1000 XAVC S imported to other professional editing programs such as Premiere Pro/Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Edius Pro or played on El Capitan with QuickTime can also be easily realized.

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Step by step to import Sony FDR-X1000 XAVC S to FCP X/iMovie/FCE Mac El Capitan

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.

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Step 2: Choose output file format.
From “Format” drop-down option, choose the output format according to your own preference, for iMovie or FCE editing, select “iMovie and Final Cut Ex…” > “Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) to output, for FCP editing, choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” to output.

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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: Customize output video and audio settings.
Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference. For smooth workflow of FDR-X1000 XAVC S 4K video with NLE programs, you are recommended to downscale 4K XAVC S video to 1080p from “Size(pix)” drop-down selection.

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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 iMovie/FCE/FCP conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, following the guides below to import FDR-X1000 XAVC S video to iMovie/FCE/FCP individually.
How to media files to iMovie? 
Import Video Files to FCP X and Log & Transfer Files to FCP 6/7

By the way, you can also download Pavtube other software such as Pavtube Video Converter for MacPavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to decode and import XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE/FCP on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Further Reading:
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