Sony FDR-AX1 handycam is the first 4K consumer camcorder released by Sony a few days ago. It records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in an MP4 wrapper.
XAVC S is a brand new format introduced by Sony on April 7, 2013 using MP4 as container format. And currently, few video editing program can support it. However, don't worry, you can still edit Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S video using some third-party programs such as XAVC Video Converter.
XAVC S Video Converter which is the world's first program specially designed to convert XAVC video to almost all popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, ASF, VOB, MKV, RM, RMVB etc for free editing in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas or playback on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung, Kindle Fire etc.
Tips: If you need to edit XAVC video in iMovie or Final Cut Pro on Mac, you can turn to XAVC S Converter for Mac
Easy steps to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S videos to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Load Sony Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S videos
Click “Add Video” to import XAVC S videos from Sony FDR-AX1 handcam
Step 2:Select output format and directory
Select “Format” pull down list to select AVI, WMV or MPG as output format. And then, click the small triangle to choose a path to save your converted files.
Step 3: Convert XAVC S video
Click “Convert” to convert Sony XAVC S recordings to AVI, WMV,MPG for editing in Windows Movie Maker
Aftere converting XAVC S files to AVI, WMV or MPG for Windows Movie Maker, you can free transfer Sony XAVC video to Windows Movie Maker for free editing.