If you are looking for an easy and direct way to work with Sony a7 II XAVC S MP4 files in DaVinci Resolve, you may have interest in this post. It demonstrates a way of converting Sony a7 II XAVC S footage to ProRes or DNxHD mov for editing in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
According to user feedbacks, videographers sometimes may run into no audio issues while editing XAVC S footage in DaVinci Resolve, especially in DaVinci Resolve 11 lite. That’s why for a fast and fluid XAVC S and Resolve workflow, people sometimes need to process “transcoded editing”.
In our previous posts, we’ve talked about how to edit Sony A77 II XAVC S MP4 files in DaVinci Resolve, and how to use Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 in DaVinci Resolve, and here in this post, we would like to continue talking about how to encode Sony a7 II XAVC S MP4 files to ProRes or DNxHD MOV for working with DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
To perform file conversion, third party converter software is required. If your concerns are ease of use and excellent output quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter, a universal transcoder app that is able to handle most major video codecs and formats, such as 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MXF, MKV, H.264, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc.
Sony A7 II XAVC-S and Davinci Resolve workflow – how to convert Sony A7 II XAVC-S MP4 video to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony a7 II XAVC S Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert Sony a7 II XAVC S video to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode Sony a7 II XAVC S video to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start Sony a7 II XAVC S video to DNxHD/ProRes MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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