How to edit Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S footage in Avid MC?

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Run into issues editing Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S files in Avid Media Composer? This tutorial is ready to help you out. It presents a workaround to encode Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S media to DNxHD codec encoded MOV video for editing within Avid Media Composer with optimum performance.

”How do you guys import Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S footage into Avid MC for further editing? Currently, I can’t figure out a way to do this by myself. If anyone has had any experience editing this format in Avid, I would be pleased to learn of their experience and the specs of the computer they are using.Thanks in advance.”

Your options are to either use a third-party plugin, or to transcode by using a third-party tool like Video Converter. Unfortunately, Sony, and now Nablet, have continued to decline to produce plugins for XAVC-S. For a fast and fluid Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S and Avid workflow, we would recommend converting Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S files to DNxHD before start editing in Avid. Learn how to do file conversion below.

Video Converter (It is available for Mac and Windows, simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS.)
download windows versiondownload Mac version



Part 1. How to transcode Sony DSC-RX1R II XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony DSC-RX1R 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 DSC-RX1R 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 DSC-RX1R II XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony DSC-RX1R 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 DSC-RX1R 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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