Import XAVC S from Sony A7R II to Avid Media Composer Editing

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I’m considering get a Sony A7R II. I’ve been searching possible workflow for Sony A7R II and Avid Media Composer, as I would work with its footage in Avid on my iMac. As you know, the Sony A7R II has versatile video features for its price, including support for HD video recording in AVCHD and 4k video XAVC S. However, I found many users complained the problems when trying to edit Sony A7R II XAVC S footage in Avid Media Composer.

In fact, XAVC S introduced by Sony that allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. It 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 A7R II footage to a more editing-friendly format, such Avid Media Composer’s DNxHD.

First all of, you can get UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S to 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 original quality. Besides Avid, this software can also export MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. If meet the XAVC S codec issues on Windows, please get UFUSoft HD Converter to solve your problems. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony A7R II XAVC S files to DNxHD .mov.

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Convert Sony A7R II XAVC S to Avid Media Composer losslessly

Step 1. Install and run the UFUSoft XAVC S to Avid converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add”, and browse your files; select all the Sony A7R II XAVC S files you wanna convert.

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Step 2. You just need to go to “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing XAVC S in Avid with good video quality.

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Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” icon, and the Sony A7R II XAVC S to DNxHD Converter will start converting Sony A7R II XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid on Mac.

After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony A7R II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 smoothly.

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