Summary: How to play and watch Sony F55/F5 XAVC video on iPad Air? Following Guide on Sony F55/F5 4K Workflow for Getting XAVC Files onto iPad Air.
"I am looking for an app that would convert xavc files to play on my new iPad Air. I'm using a Sony PMW-F5, and unfortunately my Android tablet does not give native support for the XAVC shootings captured by my cameras, thus it can not be imported directly into iPad Air. Is there any software available to convert my XAVC footage?"
Yes, there is. Pavtube Video Converter (Mac version: Pavtube Video Converter for Mac)does the trick. Unlike some of the other similar free apps, the quality of the image and sound is very good. The conversion speed is a bit slower than some retail apps, but hey, it's free. In addition, it provides tons of IOS/Android/Windows 8 tablet presets for users to choose from. Now read the following article to convert Sony XAVC video to iPad Air compatibel MP4 format with XAVC Converter .
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How to convert Sony 4K XAVC/XAVC S movies for playing on iPad Air
Step 1: Run PavtubeXAVC Video Converter for iPad Air and hit the"Add Files" button to import the XAVC videos from Sony F5/F55 camcorder.
Step 2: Select output format for iPad Air.
To get best video quality on iPad Air, you are suggested to choose “iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4)” as the target video format at your needs. To get the preset, you should also install the Patch in advance, but now only windows version have the patch file.
To convert Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC to iPad Air 1080p video, choose “iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)” as target format.
If you want to get 3D video effect, choose the 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI format from "3D Video" option.
Step 3: For better quality and higher resolution, you may click on "Settings" and set higher bitrate.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button to convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC movie to Apple iPad Air. After that, transfer the converted videos to iPad Air for playback.
If you wanna edit/cut the video files to make your own creative movie, click the "Edit" button. In the Video Editor interface you can edit your 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos by cropping, trimming, adding watermarks and setting special effects.