If you experience any issues working with Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S footage in Edius, you can find out a solution to your problem here in post. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 media to DNxHD/WMV for use in Edius with optimum performance.
How can I get Edius 6 to recognize XAVC S MP4 from my Sony FDR-AX100 4K camera?
“Hi, folks, I edit with Edius 6 and would like to import 4K XAVC S MP4 footage from a Sony FDR-AX100 camera to it for post production. My issue is that I can’t get Edius 6 to recognize Sony AX100 XAVC S content as import. Do I have to change to Edius 7 for full XAVC S support or is there any other affordable way to deal with this? Any suggestions?”
If you don’t want to pay for upgrading to the most recent EDIUS Pro 7, you can buy an affordable third party app like HD Converter to process “transcoded editing” – meaning you transcode AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 to a format that is fully compatible with Edius before editing, and then you can use them in your NLE system directly and smoothly.
Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S and EDIUS workflow – how to convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 for working with EDIUS 6?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS 5/6
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 to HD WMV for EDIUS
Transcode Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S MP4 to DNxHD .mov for EDIUS
Step 3: Modify 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 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in EDIUS easily and directly.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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