Convert Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S video to AIC .mov for iMovie

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Does iMovie include support for Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S footage? For those who failed to edit Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S .mp4 video footage in iMovie, this guide may shed some light. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S files to iMovie preferred Apple InterMediate Codec in simple steps.

iMovie is Apple’s consumer level video editing program for Mac users and iOS users. On the Mac, you can either use the FireWire or the USB port to import video footage into iMovie. You can also import video files to iMovie from a hard drive. iMovie works with a wide range of camcorders and digital still cameras, but depending on the specific situation, there are still issues one or another while dealing with Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S files. Fortunately, we have workarounds to go through this. Check a quick guide on how to encode Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S files to AIC .mov format for use in Apple iMovie with optimum performance.

How to convert Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S footage to iMovie preferred AIC .mov?

To transcode Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S files to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:

Step 1: Import source files
With Video Converter for Mac, you can click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Select output format
Click “Profile” to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well.

Select output profile format

If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony ILCE-7SM2 XAVC S to AIC conversion for iMovie.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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