If you are having issues editing Sony X1000V Action Cam XAVC S 4K footage in Avid, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to rewrap Sony X1000V XAVC S MP4 media to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid MC with optimum performance.
How can I work with Sony X1000V Action Cam XAVC S footage in Avid?
“I just got a Sony X1000V Action Cam which records XAVC S footage in MP4 wrapper. I’m not very familiar with this format and I’m having trouble getting my footage into Avid Media Composer. Does Avid have support for XAVC S files? If not, what should I do to make Sony X1000V XAVC S footage editable in Avid? Please suggest. Thanks.”
If you shoot with a Sony X1000V Action Cam, you may have incompatibility issues editing its XAVC S footage in Avid. That’s because Avid is a program which not yet support XAVC-S. To be able to import Sony X1000V XAVC S files to Avid MC for editing, you will need to transcode them to a format that is fully compatible with Avid, such as DNxHD via using third party converters. With HD Video Converter, you are able to encode Sony X1000V 4K XAVC S files to DNxHD for use in Avid beautifully.
Process for rewrapping Sony X1000V XAVC S 4K MP4 files to Avid editable codec
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony X1000V XAVC S Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format 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 X1000V XAVC S 4K MP4 to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.
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