XAVC was a video format developed by Sony, targeting at pushing the development of 4K videos in both consumer and professional industry. It can support videos of 4K resolution （ 4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160). Both Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 camcorders take XAVC as the default format.
Avid DNxHD, which stands for “Digital Nonlinear Extensible High Definition”, is a lossy high-definition video post-production codec engineered for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements. It is an implementation of SMPTE VC-3 standard. DNxHD codec was developed by Avid Technology, Inc. It is comparable with Apple’s ProRes 422 which uses similar bit rates and has the same purpose.
“I got XAVC files (ie with extension mxf, mp4), how can I convert it for Avid editing system without losing any quality? I got this question from a friend.”
If you have the same question, please take easy. Today I will show you how to easily convert XAVC files from Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5, Sony FDR-AX1, Sony PXW-Z100, Sony FDR-AX100, etc Camcorders into Avid compatible DNxHD MOV format for Editing with no losses of quality.
With the rising demand of converting Sony XAVC to other popular audio/video formats, UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac (Win Users: UFUSoft XAVC Converter) is the best XAVC to DNxHD (*.MOV) Converter which can convert Sony XAVC to DNxHD (*.MOV) before importing to Avid Media Composer and keeps the best quality and 5.1-channel audio for editing in Avid editing software.
Simple guide of Converting Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV on Mac or Windows
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files to the XAVC to DNxHD Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC files into one file, you can select all XAVC files and click Merge.
Step 2. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.
Tip: This UFUSoft XAVC to Avid DNxHD Converter also allows you to customize audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start XAVC to DNxHD .mov conversion on Mac OS X or Windows PC. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted XAVC file DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.