XAVC S is a consumer-grade subset of the pro-level XAVC video codec, which was developed primarily to retain better image quality for 4K resolutions, high frame rate video, and 10bit video. XAVC S has a higher maximum data rate (around 50Mbps) than the main competing high definition file format AVCHD.
MP4 is an international standard and probably the most popular video and audio file container at present, with native support in Windows, Macs, iOS, and Android devices. Although the format is lossy, this enables small file sizes, whilst retaining a good level of video quality.
XAVC S video is wrapped in the MP4 file container format to enable viewing and editing on the vast majority of devices, so conversion from XAVC S to MP4 is not required - all XAVC S files should automatically be stored as MP4s.
NOTE: It's important to distinguish between file container formats and compression formats, or codecs. For example, MP4 is a container, and can hold different types of video compression, for example, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 AVC, or HEVC, as well as audio (again compressed in a variety of formats) and metadata (for example subtitles). Some codecs can be wrapped in multiple different containers. Containers are sometimes referred to as file extensions, e.g. MOV, MP4, or AVI, but it's important to remember that there can be different types of video within these file formats.
VideoStudio is more than XAVC S to MP4 converter. We built VideoStudio to convert multiple file-formats including the formats below.
Format support for VideoStudio Trial depends on your OS system configuration. Fewer formats are supported in the VideoStudio Trial and is not representative of the formats supported in VideoStudio Pro or VideoStudio Ultimate upon full purchase.
Requires the full version of VideoStudio - not supported in VideoStudio trial.
* This format requires supporting graphic card and MS HEVC extension installed
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