Are you working with media from the Sony A9 camera? If you are looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the Sony A9 XAVC S into Avid Media Composer, you are in the right place. In this page, we’ll study the Sony A9 to Avid Media Composer workflow to deal with the Sony A9 XAVC S footage in an effective way.
Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video in XAVC S format internally. When you want to import and edit Sony A9 XAVC S clips in Avid MC, it would be a bit harder. As we know, only the latest version Avid Media Composer 7 via the Sony PDZK-MA2 plugin can support XAVC S natively. In case, you haven’t installed the plug-in correctly or just own an Avid Media Composer 4/5/6, you can’t get the work done. To fix the issue, a quick workaround is to convert Sony A9 XAVC S to Avid MC 4/5/6/7 more “edit” friendly codec DNxHD.
UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony A9 to Avid Media Composer more compatible DNxHD .mov video. With it, you may also encode XAVC S/XAVC to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If meet the XAVC codec issues on Windows PC, please get UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter to solve the problem.
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Converting Sony A9 XAVC S To Avid Media Composer
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this XAVC S Converter for Avid, just copy the Sony A9 XAVC S files to your hard drive. Then click Add to import the Sony A9 files to the software for converting.
Step 2. Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When you finish all settings, click the “Convert” button to start the Sony A9 XAVC S to DNxHD .mov conversion.
After the conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the generated DNxHD .mov files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to add Sony A9 XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for further editing.
This versatile XAVC S to DNxHD Converter has more abilities than converting Sony A9 XAVC S to Avid MC. It also allows you to transcode XAVC S or XAVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLEs to meet your needs.