How to import Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer?

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In this article, you can learn the best way to import and edit Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files with Avid Media Composer natively.

Bringing a smaller, handheld form factor to Sony’s line of digital cinema cameras, the PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System captures UHD video using a Super 35mm-sized sensor for cinematic imagery. Though small in size, it incorporates professional features that differentiate it from consumer and DSLR/mirrorless cameras and make it suitable for use on productions as diverse as cinéma vérité-style documentaries, reality TV, and commercial and corporate applications. The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or accept most 35mm lenses with the use of adapters, including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon lenses. The camera records in your choice of XAVC-L or AVCHD. But when the elated users want to edit their Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files with Avid Media Composer, they will be disappointed to find that the Avid Media Composer can not support the Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files. Then what they should do to import Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer?

Here we recommend the UFUSoft HD Video Converter (for Mac) – best Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer Converter for the Sony users who want to edit their Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files with Avid Media Composer. Applying the Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer Converter, they can firstly convert Sony PXW-FS5 files to Avid DNxHD(*mov), which is compatible with Avid Media Composer and then they can import the converted files to Avid Media Composer for editing without any problem.

Besides the fantastic quality-lossless conversion, the Sony PXW-FS5 Converter is also equipped with some editing features, including merging several videos into one file, cropping video size, trimming video clips, deinterlacing the original footages, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be the best choice for you.

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Steps to Convert Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD Files to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Install and launch the best MXF/AVCHD Video Converter, and then click “Add Files” on the top left corner to import your Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files to the software.

Tip: If you want to combine Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD files into one file, you can click the settings button and select “Merge” option on the lower left corner.

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Step 2: Hit the “Format” bar and select Editing software -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu. If you need to convert Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc. please just choose it according to your need, this software can also help you to convert MXF/AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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Step 3: customization is available to use in this Sony PXW-FS5 to Avid converter, by clicking settings button you will be able to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. if you don’t need to adjust you can skip this step.

Step 4: Click the convert button to start transcoding Sony PXW-FS5 MXF/AVCHD to DNxHD codec MOV format for Avid Media Composer. You can also use this software to convert MXF/AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X.

When the Sony PXW-FS5 to Avid Media Composer conversion process completes, click “Open Folder” button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the recordings to Avid Media Composer easily and quickly. In this way, you can edit your Sony PXW-FS5 files in Avid Media Composer smoothly, and there will be no problems anymore.

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