Transcode Sony XAVC Videos to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC/Xpress Pro Editing

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The Sony XAVC format complies with H.264 level 5.2, which video essence is encapsulated in an industry standard MXF OP-1a wrapper, accompanied by audio and meta-data elements. The primary objective in adopting the XAVC format is to develop a family of professional production tools that can economically handle High-Frame-Rate (HFR) HD and 4K imaging formats. Figure 3) shows the scope of the XAVC format. Please note that this format table describes the global scope of the XAVC format, and actual product implementation may be restricted to a certain portion of this table. On the other hand, this chart excludes any off-speed recording capability (over/under cranking) that some products may offer. In addition, MP4 wrapping format is also introduced and branded as XAVC S to serve the consumer market. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market.

When importing and editing Sony XAVC videos in Avid Media Composer/Avid Xpress Pro, users always encounter video and audio problems, as .XAVC format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before transferring Sony XAVC to Avid MC, you’d better convert Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD for smoothly editing.

Overall, UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac is just one of the best Avid XAVC Converter for you to transcode XAVC files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (Mountain Lion included). The program is capable of converting Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5/7, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version – UFUSoft XAVC Converter. Below is the workflow of Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV conversion.

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How to Transcode Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD MOV?

Step 1. Add Sony XAVC footage to the Sony XAVC Converter.

Run the top-rated UFUSoft XAVC to MOV Converter. Click “Add” to load the source Sony XAVC files. When the Sony XAVC files are loaded to the XAVC Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window.

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Step 2. Set Avid DNxHD MOV as output format.

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

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Step 3. Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

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.

Step 4: Start converting XAVC to Avid MC/Xpress Pro

Click “Convert” button and the Sony XAVC files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro perfectly.

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