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Import and Edit Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer

There are a few issues when it comes to editing Sony a7II XAVC S files in Avid Media Composer or other NLEs. The article offers some tips and tricks for importing Sony a7II XAVC S videos in Avid MC 5/6/7/8 flawlessly.

Import and Edit Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer
The Sony a7II has come to us for one year. While, it still a lover by many videograhpers. In addition to highly detailed stills with smooth gradations, the a7II supports the high-bit-rate XAVC S format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. After recording, most users plan to import Sony a7II XAVC S into Avid Media Composer for editing. This article will teach you how to edit Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer freely.

Although Sony have created a special AMA plug-in for AVID (PDZK-MA2), providing support for XAVC files in Avid Media Composer, it can't work sometimes. To edit the Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to DNxHD,, the most compatible video codec for Avid MC. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the XAVC S to DNxHD conversion on Mac OS X.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. For handling XAVC S in Avid MC on Windows, Please get Video Converter. Download the program and follow the XAVC-S to Avid DNxHD conversion process.

Guide: Transcode Sony A7II XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid MC editing

Step 1. Install and launch the best XAVC S Converter, and then click "Add" button to load XAVC S files or directly drag the footage to the program.

Step 2. You just need to go to "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing XAVC S in Avid with good video quality.

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. After all necessary settings, hit the Convert button; it will encode XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer 8/7/6/5/4 immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily. Now it would be an easy task to work with Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer. Enjoy.

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