Some people reported issues importing Sony FS7 XAVC 4K footage to Avid Media Composer. Is there an easy way to go through this? Read this thread to find out a solution. It displays a workaround to transcode Sony FS7 XAVC 4K files to DNxHD .MOV for use in Avid MC with optimum performance.
Would anybody suggest a workable workflow for importing Sony FS7 XAVC 4K files to Avid MC?
“Hi, there, I’ve received a hard drive with video recordings saved in a XDROOT\Clip folder copied from the Sony FS7 in XAVC Intra 4K format, which I intend to edit in Avid system. I’m working with Avid Media Composer 7.04 on Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I have the correct version of Sony AMA plug-in for XAVC files installed. However, when I try to AMA link to the XDROOT folder, I receive the following error message: “AMA Manager – Failure accessing the volume information for volume F:\XDROOT\”. And when I try to AMA link to the Clip folder, I receive the message: “Unable to link to any clips at F:\XDROOT\Clips”. The error messages are the same regardless of whether I have ‘Automatically AMA-link to volumes’ in the AMA settings enabled or disabled. Any ideas on what’s going on? Would anybody suggest a workable workflow for importing Sony FS7 XAVC 4K files to Avid MC? Please help. Thanks.”
If for some reason you are unable to AMA FS7 XAVC 4K clips to Avid MC, we would recommend transcoding Sony FS7 XAVC footage to DNxHD codec for use in Avid MC smoothly. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to find a quick guide on how to encode Sony FS7 XAVC footage to DNxHD .mov for Avid editing.
[Guide] How to encode Sony FS7 XAVC 4K files to DNxHD for Avid editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best Sony FS7 XAVC 4K Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge into one file’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for Avid
To convert Sony FS7 XAVC files to DNxHD for Avid MC: from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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 FS7 XAVC 4K files to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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