Sep 23

Transcode Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC

Summary: Facing issues with importing Sony AX100 XAVC S codec to Avid Media Composer for further editing? If so, just get the best Sony AX100 XAVC S video converter for Mac and Windows here.

I’ve been researching possible workflows for Sony AX100 and Avid Media Composer, as I will work with the Sony AX100 footage. As you know, The Sony FDR-AX100 might be an ideal casual, travel camera. One interesting possibility to consider is the option of shooting photos and video at the same time. When shooting in the 4K recording mode each frame of video is the equivalent of an 8.3MP photograph. That’s more resolution than the sensors in most cell phone cameras. However, I found many users complained the problems when trying to edit Sony AX100 XAVC S footage in Avid.

In fact, XAVC S is an open recoding format that was introduced by Sony. It allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording, which is not the preferred format by Avid Media Composer. You will have problem for transferring these XAVC S videos even with the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode Sony AX100 footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Avid Media Composer’s DNxHD.

First all of, you can get UFUWare XAVC Video Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional Avid DNxHD Converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony’s new XAVC S codec to DNxHD encoded MOV files, which will create an Avid MC friendly file format keeping the XAVC S orginal quality. Besides Avid, this software can also export MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio and more NLE systems for native editing.

If meet the XAVC S codec issues with Final Cut Pro X, iMovie 11, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac, please get the nice Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac to solve your problems. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony AX100 files to DNxHD.

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Converting Sony AX100 XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid media Composer

Step 1: Install and launch the Sony XAVC S to Avid converter. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting.

Step 2: Click Format preset and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Sony XAVC S in Avid as well as good video quality.

 XAVC to DNxHD

Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to start Sony AX100 XAVC S to Avid DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, you can import the converted Sony AX100 files to Avid Media Composer (5.5/6.0/6.5) for smooth playback and editing. No more worries about the Sony AX100 incompatibility with Avid Media Composer.

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