Description: This guide easily show you how to use XAVC-S Video Converter to convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC-S mp4 footage to Avid DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac.
Now Sony has launched the first consumer camcorder to shoot 4K (Ultra HD) footage – the Sony FDR-AX100. It captures this in Sony's own XAVC-S file format. This uses an MP4 container and H.264 video, along with 2-channel PCM audio. The format is widely supported by the usual video editors, but it looks like you'll need top-end software to handle it – such as Sony Vegas Pro – rather than the more downmarket options.
Sony FDR-AX100's XAVC S codec video is MP4 format. The Mac editor Avid Media Composer support MP4 video importing although, the XAVC S video codec is still a new one for Avid MC.
Hi, I have Sony FDR-AX1E camera for 4K recordings. I cant AMA link to any of my footage as the format is not supported by Avid. And the AX100 which my friends planned to buy also uses this XAVC-S codec. So I'm confused by the XAVC-S/Avid AMA workflow.
Since you will have problem for importing Sony XAVC-S videos into Avid MC even with the AMA Plug-in, to make things easier, you had better to transcode Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC-S footage to a more editing-friendly format, such as Avid Media Composer's DNxHD .mov.
To convert Sony AX100 4K XAVC-S MP4 to Avid DNxHD MOV on Mac OS X, this Sony XAVC-S to Avid Converter for Mac is highly recommended for its simplicity, efficiency and reliable work flow.
1. Import XAVC-S files to the Mac XAVC-S Video Converter.
Downlod the best XAVC Video Converter for Mac, install it on your Mac. Hook your Sony AX100 to Mac and keep it on; click the two icons which are marked as 1 to load XAVC-S footage from Sony FDR-AX100 to Mac XAVC-S Video Converter like this:
2. Trim out a few clips before converting XAVC-S to Avid.
Now click the pencil-like icon (Edit) and locate the Trim icon:
Drag the small triangle icons to locate the opening and ending; or click the icons in blue to adjust frame by frame. It also supports setting "Start" and "End" point-in-time.
3. Choose output video format for Avid Media Composer.
Click the drop-down list and choose "Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the most compatible format/codec for AMC editing.
You can free choose the output video quality, size, frame rate by clicking the "Settings".
4. Convert Sony AX100 XAVC-S files to DNxHD MOV.
Now hit "Convert" and let it running; you can easily locate the converted video by clicking "Open" at the bottom.
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