How can I get XDCAM EX BPAV files from hard drive into Edius? If you are having issues working with BPAV files in Edius, you may read this post to learn a way of converting BPAV MP4 video to Edius edit friendly format.
How do I import BPAV MP4 files into Edius?
“Hi, all, I have several BPAV files transferred to a hard drive from a Sony EX 3. I usually copy the whole BPAV folder structure from a flash drive to my hard drive and drag the clips to Edius via XDCAM EX ClipBrowser. Unfortunately, this time it doesn’t work. Edius doesn’t recognize the files, or their structure… The MP4 within the BPAV file is unreadable to Edius…I think the folders on the Hard Drive maybe corrupt somehow. If so, how do I import them to Edius? Any workarounds? Thanks for any help.”
If you are having issues working with BPAV files in Edius, we would recommend transcoding BPAV MP4 files to a format that is compatible with Edius first, such as WMV, MOV, DNxHD, etc. This required third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to find a guide talking about how to transcode BPAV MP4 files for use in Edius.
First of all, download a trial of HD Video Converter
Sony BPAV MP4 files and Edius workflow – how to convert BPAV MP4 files for editing in Edius?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional Sony BPAV to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS
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 BPAV MP4 files to HD WMV for EDIUS
Transcode BPAV MP4 files 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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