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Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD Video to DaVinci Resolve Workflow on Mac El Capitan

Posted by on Thursday, 5 May, 2016

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is Sony’s flagship compact digital camera, built around a 1″-type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video. While, UHD 4K video up to 30 fps in XAVC S format is the favored format for most of its users, for it brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process, such as edit this 4k XAVC S video in DaVinci Resolve on Mac El Capitan.

Incompatibility issues working with Sony RX10 III XAVC S video in DaVinci Resolve always annoy RX10 III users. Actually , the XAVC S codec it shoots in wraps its files into MP4s. These files are extremely difficult to import into all my major film editing software, like Davinci Resolve. According to our experience and other user’s feedback, to make your Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video work well in Davinci Resolve, it’s highly recommended converting Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video to DNxHD.mov for Davinci Resolve.

In this case, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (read the review) is high recommended here. It is a splendid application to help you to transcode Sony XAVC S 4K/UHD to DaVinci Resolve natively supported DNxHD codec without quality loss.

It provides hundreds of output format presets for NLEs, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K as users want. Withe the built-in editor you can do some simple editing work like trim, crop, add watermark, etc.

If you are a Windows(Windows 10 included) user, and in need of edit the RX10 III XAVC S 4K footage in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe After Effects, etc. Please turn to Pavtube Video Converter.

How to Convert RX10 III XAVC S DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve

Install the program on Mac and run it.

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Step 1. Add source videos

After downloading, install and run this Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the AVCHD/XAVC S files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

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Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime (*.MOV)” as the target format.

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Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3. When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding XAVC/XAVC S for DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it’s freely to import XAVC, XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10 for natively editing.

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