The XAVC and XAVC S are essentially the same compression formats and they have been widely used in high end professional cameras. The main difference is that XAVC S is wrapped in an MPEG 4 container whereas XAVC uses an MXF OP-1a wrapper. You may have tried every way to import XAVC/XAVC S clips from your HD cam to iMovie or Final Cut Pro 7 for editing, and you may also wanna transfer these cam files to your QuickTime/iPad/iPhone/iPod for playback but failed. These happened may due to the XAVC/XAVC S files being a new format, using higher parameters, or the resolution of the XAVC/XAVC S videos unsupported. In cases like these, you could convert XAVC/XAVC S to MOV for a change, which will fix your problems for MOV is highly compatible with Mac OS (Yosemite and Mavericks), iOS (iPhone 6/iPad Air) and QuickTime, etc. This article provides some possible solutions that definitely worth your time to give it a try.
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Here the detailed way to convert XAVC and XAVC S files to MOV on Mac OS X (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemtie) is showed. The way to change XAVC to MOV in Windows (Windows 8) is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.
Step 1. Import XAVC/XAVC S files
Launch the XAVC converter for Mac and then click "Add Video" button to browse and load your source XAVC/XAVC S files you want to convert. Or directly drag XAVC videos to the program. After the files are loaded, you can preview them and take snapshots of your favorite video scenes.
Step 2. Choose MOV as the output format
Afterwards, navigate the formats at the bottom and click Profile > Common Video to select MOV as the output file format. Other popular output formats included MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MPEG-2 and many more.
If you want to convert XAVC/XAVC S to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie or iDVD, you can directly click Editing Software and choose either one as the output video format to convert XAVC/XAVC S to Final Cut Pro/iMovie/iDVD videos with the best settings. And if you want to convert XAVC/XAVC S format to MOV for playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., just click Apple category and set the icon of your device as the output file format to convert XAVC/XAVC S videos to fit your device.
Step 3. Start converting XAVC/XAVC S video to MOV
When all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting your XAVC/XAVC S movies to MOV on Mac. When the conversion completes, you will get high quality MOV videos. After that, you can play the video files with QuickTime/iTunes or edit them in Final Cut Pro/iMovie, etc. to meet your multimedia needs.