Couldn’t load audio tracks from a99 II XAVC-S footage into DaVinci Resolve? This post walks you through how to solve the problem by transcoding a99 II XAVC-S files to ProRes/DNxHD prior.
Audio track from a99 II XAVC-S files not importing to Resolve 11
“Hello guys, I’m using a Sony a99 II with the XAVC-S codec. When I import footage to Resolve 11, only the video track shows up, the audio is lost. How can I fix this? Can anyone kindly suggest a solution? Thanks.”
Sony a99 II XAVC-S files no sound in Resolve 11, how to fix?
Resolve 11 can read the video part of XAVC-S but no sound yet. The good news is that the version 12 has added support for this. However, if for whatever reason you won’t upgrade to Resolve 12, you will need to convert your XAVC-S files to ProRes or something similar in order for Resolve to recognize it. You can do this with HD Video Converter. Here’s how.
How to convert a99 II XAVC-S files to ProRes/DNxHD for Resolve 11?
Download and install HD Video Converter, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Sony a99 II XAVC-S to DaVinci Resolve Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for DaVinci Resolve
1) Convert a99 II XAVC-S files to ProRes for Resolve
From ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
Note that the ProRes output is only valid in the Mac version of HD Video Converter.
2) Transcode a99 II XAVC-S files to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve
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: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony a99 II XAVC-S files files to ProRes/DNxHD conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes/DNxHD QuickTime files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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