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How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM XAVC videos on Mac

Sony newly released a professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder PXW-Z100. The new model broadens professional 4K capabilities to markets and applications beyond motion picture or high-end TV production – including houses of worship, education, corporate, and live events.

Sony PXW-Z100 uses Sony’s XAVC™* recording format first employed in Sony’s PMW-F55 CineAlta® 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used for HD (1920×1080), QFHD (3840×2016) and 4K (4096×2160) content.

How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM XAVC videos on Mac

As the new XAVC video format can't be supported by most video editing programs, it is maybe difficult for you to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XAVC videos on Mac. However, don't worry, you can still do it with the help of some professional third-party video editing program such as PavTube HD Video Converter for Mac.

Pavtube HD Converter for Mac can fast and best convert Sony PXW-Z100 4K AVC, Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC and Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC videos as well to Mac friendly AIC MOV or Prores MOV files for free editing in iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

Tips: If you need to edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos on Windows, you can turn to Pavtube HD Video Converter

Easy steps to edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos on Mac

Click "Add Video" to load individual videos, otherwise you can "Add from folder" to load all the videos recorded by Sony PXW-Z100 handheld XDCAM camcorder.

How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM XAVC videos on Mac

Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" bar, you can get optimized videos for "iMovie and Final Cut Express"> "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)"

How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM XAVC videos on Mac

Or click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro" >"Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" as output format.

How to edit Sony PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM XAVC videos on Mac

To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.

Click "Convert" button to start the conversion from Sony XAVC recording to AIC MOV for iMovie or ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro. And then, you can free transfer Sony FDR-AX1 XAVC S videos to iMovie or Final Cut Pro for editing.

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