How to edit Sony A99 II XAVC S footage in Avid MC?

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How do you guys work with Sony A99 II XAVC S footage in Avid Media Composer? It’s a known fact that Avid doesn’t have native support for XAVC S files. You need workarounds to make it possible. In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of converting Sony A99 II XAVC S video to DNxHD for editing in Avid fluidly.

Can’t import Sony A99 II XAVC S flies into Avid Media Composer? If you are having the same problem like me, I’d like to share my experience on how to solve the issue.

I just plop the camera files into Video Converter and it churns them out as DNxHD files. Worth letting it do its stuff while you take a lunch break. Just import those DNxHD files straight into Avid Media Composer and it works a treat. You have the choice to custom video and audio settings too if you need to. Learn a quick guide on how to process Sony A99 II XAVC S to DNxHD conversion for Avid below.

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 A99 II XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony A99 II 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 A99 II 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 A99 II XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony A99 II 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 A99 II 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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