Sony HDR-CX455 is able to shoot 1920×1080/60p recordings. Some users are confused about they always failing to import Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos into iMovie. Here there is a small thing should be noticed – not only the resolution of the 1080p recording can affect the importing process in iMovie, but also the codec and format of the recording can cause problem during the importing process in iMovie. From Sony official site we can know that these 1920×1080/60p recordings are encoded as XAVC S format.
OK now, let’s check what formats iMovie supports natively. You can visit here to look through the format list. The picture below is the snapshot.
You can see XAVC S isn’t in the format list, so you failing to import Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to iMovie won’t be surprising. In order that we can fix the importing issue with Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos, I would give an useful tip to you – convert Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) format. Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) format is developed by Apple, so iMovie is completely compatible with Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) format.
In order to maker the conversion easier and quicker, I recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(Windows Version) to assist you to convert Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) format for iMovie. With just few clicks, this converter will effortlessly finish the conversion for you. In addition to this, it can also output advanced encodings like Apple ProRes 422(HQ) codec, DNxHD codec, etc. which allow you to import Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and so on. Last but not least, this converter gives support for the latest Windows 10 and its Mac version has supported Mac OS X Al Capitan. Why don’t you give it a try from the links below?
Step 1. Click “Add Video” to browse and load your Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos.
You can select all the Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos and drag and drop them to this Converter app.
Step 2. For importing Sony HDR-CX455 1080p video to iMovie, just click the “Format” bar and move the pointer to “iMovie and Final Cut Express” in the drop-down list to choose “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)”.
Step 3. Now everything is set, press the big “Convert” button in the main UI to start converting Sony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov). When the conversion is completed, you will be able to importSony HDR-CX455 1080p videos to iMovie without any issue. Enjoy!
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