Summary: How to play and watch Sony 4K XAVC/XAVC S video on iPad Air? Following Guide on Sony F5/F55/AX1 4K Workflow for Getting XAVC/XAVC S Files onto iPad Air.
If you were chomping at the bit to create content for the oncoming 4K revolution, Sony has just announced a couple of enhancements to its XAVC video format to help you on your way. Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec designed to meet the requirements of the professional market, while XAVC-S is aimed squarely at consumers with its MP4 wrapping. Of course, both codecs should play nice with Sony's series of CineAlta cameras, which is set to reach over 2,000 units shipped by the end of the month. Sony's not the only one making XAVC-compatible devices however; over 60 manufacturers have applied for XAVC licenses while 31 others have pledged to support it in their products.
If you have plenty of 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos recorded by Sony PMW-F55, PMW-F5, FDR-AX1 camcorders, do you want to play these 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos on the new coming device iPad Air? As is not so widely used over the world, XAVC or XAVC S is not accepted by most popular devices like iPhone 5,iPad 3,Samsung,iPad Air etc. To solve this problem the best solution is to convert 4K XAVC/XAVC S to H.264 MP4, which is the most widely accepted by all phones and tablets. Now read the following article to convert Sony XAVC video to iPad Air compatibel MP4 format with XAVC Ultimate Video Converter . (You can read the Mac Solution to Android,Windows 8 and IOS Device.)
How to convert Sony 4K XAVC/XAVC S movies for playing on iPad Air
Step 1: Run Pavtube Ultimate XAVC Video Converter (20% off) for iPad Air and hit the"Add Files" button to import the 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos from Sony F5/F55/AX1 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 4K XAVC/XAVC S 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 4K XAVC/XAVC S movie to Apple iPad Air. After that, transfer the converted videos to iPad Air for playback.
(How to add local contents on your computer to iTunes)
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.
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