The FDR-AX100 is a reasonable alternative to Sony's announced AX1. This compact CES model is considerably more portable, with a 74 percent reduction in size and a 66 percent drop in weight. There's a 14.2-megapixel 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor, enabling full-resolution 4K shooting at 24p and 30p with XAVC S encoding.
A lot of Sony FDR-AX100 users have recorded full HD videos in XAVC S format, but they all have problems when they want to load Sony AX100 XAVC S files to FCE/iMovie, the files can't be imported or edited smoothly. From Apple official website you will get the info that FCE/iMovie have bad support for XAVC S format due to the codec, FCE/iMovie best supported is Apple InterMediate Codec, only with this codec you can edit Sony AX100 XAVC S files with FCE/iMovie natively.
Here we recommend the UFUSoft XAVC Converter, the best Sony XAVC S to AIC Converter. Its great performance and all the FCE/iMovie compatible formats included make it easier for you to import and edit your 1080 50p/60p files from Sony AX100 in FCE/iMovie. Besides, it is designed with some useful editing functions, including joining imported clips together for easy importing, adding text/image/video watermarks to your original files, trimming section of your file, replacing audio tracks, etc. Thus, it is the top recommendation for you.
Convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to AIC MOV for FCE/iMovie
1. Import XAVC S 4K videos
Connect your Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder to Mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to Mac. Install and launch the best Sony AX100 XAVC to FCE/iMovie Converter, click "Add File" to load Sony AX100 4K XAVC videos to the converter.
2. Choose FCE/iMovie supported formats
Click "Profile" drop-down list, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as output video format.
Tip: You can Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the Sony FDR AX100 video converter main interface.
Click the "Convert" button to start Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to AIC MOV conversion for FCE/iMovie. Wait for a while, you can get converted .mov files which is compatible with FCE/iMovie for editing freely.
When the conversion is done. Click "Open Folder" button to get the exported files. Run FCE or iMovie on your Mac, import the converted Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S videos to FCE/iMovie for editing now.