Sony A7 II XAVC S to Avid Converter

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What’s the best way to deal with Sony A7 II XAVC S footage in Avid Media Composer? If you are having issues working with Sony A7 II XAVC S video in Avid system, you are here in the right place. This tutorial guides you through how to encode Sony A7 II XAVC S video to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid Media Composer smoothly without any hassle.

To load an XAVC-S file from Sony A7 II into Avid software like Media Composer, you need to install the XAVC S AMA plugin first, then right click on the bin to bring up a context menu and click Link to Media. You can then double click on the file, or click open, to bring it into the bin.  If the plug in was not selected or didn’t work you will see Unsupported Format in the bin and Wrong Format when you try to play it.  If it isn’t loaded properly, your alternative option is to convert Sony A7 II XAVC S files to Avid preferred DNxHD codec prior. This requires a third party Sony A7 II XAVC S converter for Avid. Keep reading and learn how to transcode Sony A7 II XAVC S footage to DNxHD for editing within Avid Media Composer.

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Part 1. How to transcode Sony A7 II XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid editing on Windows?

To transcode Sony A7 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 A7 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 A7 II XAVC S footage to DNxHD for Avid editing on Mac?

To transcode Sony A7 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 A7 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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