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Sony PMW-F55 is a professional-grade camera with an 8.9-megapixel 4K-enabled image sensor, which is an updated product of Sony PMW-F5 with no large difference. It's equipped with an electronic global shutter, a 7-inch LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD native resolution, microSD and SxS PRO+ media slots, as well as still, PL, and FZ mount support. Its features include HD/2K/4K video onto internal SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output. With PMW-F5/F55, you can record Full HD XAVC clips 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.
What is XAVC format?
However when you enjoy the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality, you may encounter problems of trying to edit PMW-f5/f55 XAVC MXF footage in FCE or iMovie, for that the footage is encoded by XAVC. XAVC is an open recording format that was introduced by Sony Inc, till now; two cameras support this format, Sony PMW-F5 and Sony PMW-F55. XAVC video format can keep footages in 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 fps. But seems XAVC--the latest high definition video format introduced by Sony--is not supported by FCE so far, so you will need to get the help of a professional XAVC MXF converter (You can get 30% off during 2013 Mother's Day Special Offer). No worries, here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How can we make Sony PMW XAVC Video work well with the editing program like FCE/iMovie?
Mac Sony PMW XAVC MXF Converter, a powerful video converting software which is not only a Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC MXF to FCE/iMovie Converter, but also a various video format converter. With it, you can easily convert XAVC footages to FCE/iMovie preferred formats smoothly, and also import Sony PMW XAVC into FCP without any problem.
Now let's get this Mac XAVC MXF Converter and transfer Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC MXF video files to Mac in a few clicks:
Step 1. Add XAVC MXF files
Install and launch Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, and click "Add File" to import your Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC MXF files; or click "Add from folder" to load videos in batch.
Step 2. Adjust output settings
Choose output video format from the 'Format' preset, and click 'Output' to change converted video path. Then pls click iMovie and FCE>Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) to get Sony XAVC to FCE/iMovie preferred codec.
If you want to locate your videos quickly, click Browse. The 'Settings' icon will meet your requirements of adjusting video bitrate, frame rate and so on.
Moreover, you can edit your Sony XAVC MXF videos before converting. By clicking the pencil icon on the top of Mac XAVC MXF Converter, you can trim/crop the video clips, add or adjust video effect, or take snapshots from video as you like.
Step 3. Start converting Sony XAVC MXF files.
Click the big red circle to convert Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC MXF videos on Mac.
After conversion finished, you then are able to edit or share your XAVC HD videos on the go.
1. This remarkable program is not only able to convert XAVC MXF files to various file formats, but also able to import most mainstream video formats; what's more, iMedia Converter is capable of ripping blu-rays and DVDs which may enlighten your movie collections in an efficient way.
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