As one of Sony’s most popular 4K cameras, FDR-AX1 is the first Handycam from Sony that shoots 4k, it reflects the look and feel of a camera with a long line of production history. You get the features and form of a professional Sony camera, with the new capability of 4k video. The XAVC S format is for 4k video, while MPEG-4/H.264 Long GOP is also an option. These allow for long record times, meaning nearly 120 minutes of 4k video can record on a 64GB XQD card. While enjoying the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality, many users are having problems when trying to import Sony AX1 XAVC-S footage in Avid Media Composer like Avid MC 6.
Anybody knows how to import videos I’ve made with my Sony FDR AX1 into Avid Media Composer ? The XAVC-S codec from Sony FDR AX1 camera doesn’t seem to be recognized by my Avid MC on Mac. How to get these footage trascoded into an editable format?
Want to edit your Sony AX1 camers XAVC-S video in Avid MC with a simple way? Since the XAVC-S footage is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by Avid MC 6. In order to import Sony AX1 XAVC-S footage into Avid MC for smoothly editing, we can render to the third-party software to help convert XAVC-S to DNxHD MOV– native format for Avid Media Composer.
To achieve our goal, the quickest and easiest way is to use the easy-to-use yet professional software called Pavtube XAVC Converter, with which we can effortlessly and flawlessly transcode Sony XAVC-S footage to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC 6. It is safe to install and easy to use. Below will show you how to transcode Sony AX1 XAVC-S footage to Avid DNxHD MOV in details.
Import Sony AX1 4K XAVC S clips to Avid Media Composer 6 for editing smoothly with DNxHD Codec on Mac
Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC-S Transcoder for Avid MC. Install and run it. It’s excellent Sony XAVC-S Video Converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in Avid MC 6/7 or Avid MC X. Choose Avid Media Composer-> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as best video format for editing Sony AX1 XAVC-S in Avid MC 6 as well as good video quality.
You can free choose the output video quality, size, frame rate by clicking the “Settings”.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion from Sony AX1 XAVC-S footage to Avid MC DNxHD MOV on Mac OS.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Sony AX1 4K XAVC-S videos in Avid Media Composer 6 under Mac without problems.
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