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entry Tue 9 Dec 2014, 06:32
QuickTime player can't playback Sony XDCAM video? Here you will find the easiest solution to convert XDCAM EX HD MP4 files to QuickTime MOV for playback Mac.


The Sony XDCAM EX is a high-quality video camcorder, capable of shooting in either standard definition or high definition. XDCAM EX video and audio content is stored on Sony SxS solid-state Express Card 3/4 media within MP4 container files. You can record video either 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 modes.

XDCAM EX HD MP4 video is recorded from Sony XDCAM EX. But after test, we find that this *****MP4 format by Sony can't even be played on Mac OS 10.8*****. Many fresh users don't know what to do. But don't worry. Just follow me to learn how to play and view .mp4 files from Sony XDCAM EX camcorders.


1. With running XDCAM Browser you can preview the MP4 files or export as a mxf file, but can't transfer to a .mov file and this rewapped .mxf file may not be viewing.

2. Of course You can play this video file on the camcorder and through the Sony software, but if you use QuickTime as your media player, you will have to convert Sony XDCAM HD file to a compatible format with QuickTime MOV for playback. So how to convert a XDCam EX MP4 file into a mac-compatible .mov file for enjoying which retain the same size and quality?
  • Calibrated{Q} MP4-EX Import component ($149.95) supports tranferring MP4 to QuickTime MOV. (Not supported FCP X)
  • Calibrated{Q} XD Decode codec ($89.95) to encode MP4 files for playback. (Not for use when any version of Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Server is installed, and at least a Intel Core 2 Duo with two physical cores is highly recommended)
  • As the solution above takes too much money, and you may may have reliability and incompatiblity issues. Here comes the third solution, using Pavtube HD Video Converter for mac($35) can helps you to tranfer Sony XDCAM MP4 to QuickTime mov easily and fastly. (Easy and Helpful)

See also: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac 3.6.1 Review

As you see, the last solution is the esaiest and effective way. Below are step to step guide for Converting and Transferring an XDCAM EX to QuickTime on Mac.

Step 1. Download Sony XDCAM MP4 to MOV Converter for Mac, and install it. Click the Add Video button to import Sony XDCAM EX seperate mp4 files or press on"add from folder" button to add MP4 folder.

Step 2. Select output format.

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and select "Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" as target format. This format is specially designed for QuickTime playback. You can also choose format as you need in the format column, such as AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.

Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters.

Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. You can also use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button and start transcoding Sony XDCAM MP4 to QuickTime MOV on your Mac.

After you converting Sony XDCAM EX MP4 Video to MOV for QuickTime player, you can play the converted footages smoothly on Mac.

With Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can also convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, and easily change XDCAM EX files to iMovie, import XDCAM MXF to After Effects CS4/5/6 for editing, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

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Source: http://pc-mac-compatibility-issues.blogspo...ime-on-Mac.html

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The answer is MXF converter which converts MXF into a format that supported by Quicktime, and MXF Converter is a good choice to do this because it offers MOV format for Quicktime.

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In order to work flawlessly with your Sony camcorder footage on QuickTime player editing software I have an easy and simple solution! All these issue raises because QuickTime player doesn’t supports the video format recorded by your high-end camcorder and so it’s very important to convert your video file to other QuickTime player supportable video format. For this conversion you need to use Sony Camera Converter to get the work done. It lets you transcode Sony’S AVCHD video files to MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, Apple ProRes, DNxHD and more.
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