How to convert Sony A7S XAVC S for Avid editing?

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What’s your best workflow dealing with Sony A7S XAVC-S video in Avid Media Composer? If you get stuck in editing Sony A7S XAVC-S footage in Avid MC, you may wish to read this article. Keep reading to find out an answer to your question here.

Since the NXCAM camcorders and other cameras with XAVC S recording capabilities have become very popular among professional users, many of customers have asked for XAVC S format support in Avid Media Composer.

To ingest Sony A7S XAVC S footage directly into Avid MC, you need to purchase the XAVC S AMA plugin from nablet. Many of us use Video Converter from techidaily.com to transcode the media into DNxHD in MOV container that can be linked. Read on and check out a step-by-step guide on how to encode Sony A7S XAVC S video to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid flawlessly.

Video Converter (It is available for Mac and Windows, simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS.)
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Part 1. How to transcode Sony A7S XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony A7S XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format. DNxHD is Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony A7S XAVC S to DNxHD conversion on Windows.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated DNxHD .mov files for editing in Avid on your Windows PC with optimum performance.



Part 2. How to transcode Sony A7S XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony A7S XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format. DNxHD is Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony A7S XAVC S to DNxHD conversion on Mac.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated DNxHD .mov files for editing in Avid on your Mac computer with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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