With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, the XAVC format has been widely adopted in the marketplace. The format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit color depth, wide color space (S-Gamut) and refined gamma (S-log). To serve the consumer market, "XAVC S" employing MP4 wrapping format is also introduced as its expansion of XAVC.
XAVC videos is usually recorded by the newly-bought Sony PMW-F5/F55 camcorder. You may have some difficulty importing and editing your XAVC video files in Kdenlive on OS X Mavericks 10.9. Kdenlive is not able to support the new XAVC format, so a recommended solution is to convert XAVC to Kdenlive compatible video format.
Here, a powerful Mavericks AVCHD Converter for Mac is essential which can help you to convert Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC files to MOV for editing natively with Kdenlive on Mac, then you can edit Sony F5/F55 XAVC footage in Kdenlive on Mavericks 10.9 with ease. The following article will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert XAVC or XAVC S video to Kdenlive on OS X Mavericks 10.9 with high output video quality.
Step 1. Import Sony F55/F5 XAVC files to XAVC Converter for Mac.
Connect Sony F55 and F5 to iMac or Macbook and transfer .xavc files from memory card to Apple hard drive.
Run XAVC Converter for Kdenlive and click "Add" button or "Add from folder" to load XAVC files from F55/F5 to be converted.
Step 2. Choose MOV as output format for Kdenlive.
Click on the drop-down list of "Format", and follow "Common Video"> "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)" for this XAVC to MOV natively transcoding for Kdenlive. By choosing this profile, you will get MOV video with the least loss of original video quality.
If you would like to customize output video parameters, please click "Settings" button.
Step 3. Start Sony XAVC to MOV conversion.
Click "Convert" button at the right-bottom corner and this Mac XAVC to MOV Converter will start this conversion for further editing Sony F55/F55 XAVC in Kdenlive on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.