How to convert XAVC S into DNxHD in batch?

If you are in search of a way to transcode XAVC S footage into DNxHD codec in batch, you are in the right place. This post guides you through the process of batch converting XAVC S files to DNxHD for particularly smooth editing.

Needed to batch convert XAVC-S clips onto DNxHD
“Hi folks, I shot my first XAVC-S clips on my Sony camera the other day. I’m not able to import and edit them in Avid MC so was wondering about transcoding to a more edit friendly codec. Is there a piece of software that’d take a batch of XAVC-S clips and convert them to DNxHD based on the source frame rates and resolutions? Any recommendations greatly appreciated. Thanks.”

With HD Video Converter installed, it won’t be a problem to encode XAVC S video into DNxHD. You can download a demo version (for both, Mac and Windows) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
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How to batch convert XAVC S into DNxHD for editing?

The steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as best Sony XAVC-S MP4 to DNxHD Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
transcode XAVC S footage into DNxHD

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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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 XAVC-S 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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