How to link Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S files into Avid?

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How do you guys work with Sony ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 XAVC S video to DNxHD for editing in Avid fluidly.

“Hello all, I just recently purchased the Sony ILCE-6500. Unfortunately there is a problem ingesting XAVC-S video into Avid Media Composer. What’s your best workflow dealing with Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC-S video in Avid Media Composer? Thanks for any advice.”

To be able to import Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S flies into Avid for smooth editing, third party software is required to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, a codec technology engineered to create mastering-quality media at reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time productivity, whether using local storage or in real-time collaborative workflows. Check a quick guide on how to encode Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing.

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



Part 1. How to transcode Sony ILCE-6500 XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony ILCE-6500 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 ILCE-6500 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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