I have what seems to me to be an extremely weird problem. I got some Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files saved on my computer HD and wanna play them with QuickTime Player. I though that QuickTime Player could support MP4 format. However, the result showed that QuickTime Player could not recognize these video files. How can I play Sony XDCAM EX MP4 in QuickTime on Mac?
As far as we know, the Sony XDCAM EX line of cameras offers a great form factor and workflow. They’re perfect for any shooting situation where you need a lighter, more compact camera, but don’t want to sacrifice image quality. They also provide a simple, tapeless workflow that speeds up your file transfer and editing process. But these SxS cards are not supported by the QuickTime Player. If you are eager to transfer Sony XDCAM EX MP4 videos to QuickTime Player for playing, you’d better encode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to MOV first.
To achieve the goal, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage to MOV for playing on QuickTime Player. Moreover, it also offers other native codecs for media players and NLEs such as VLC, iTunes, FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere and so on. Now, download the software and follow the guide to start conversion.
Transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to MOV for QuickTime Player
1. Launch the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to MOV converter program and click “Add” button to load Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files you want to convert. You also can simply drag&drop the files to the software’s window list directly.
2. You can choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format. The default setting will work great, you also can customize video and audio output parameters, such as resolution, bit rate, audio channel, etc and save them as your profile.
3. The last step, click “Convert” to encode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to QuickTime MOV. The conversion windows will pop up immediately.
In a couple of minutes, your videos will be successfully converted into MOV. Then, you can click “Open” to find your converted QuickTime MOV videos quickly. Now, you can open the encoded MOV files via QuickTime Player without issue.
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