We write this post to help those who are having issues playing Sony F55 XAVC 4K video files in VLC player. It presents a workaround to convert F55 XAVC 4K footage to VLC playable video files.
One of the more interesting features of the Sony F55 is its ability to record in 4K XAVC video while simultaneously recording in HD. This gives you the option of editing right away in the Sony MPEG2 HD format as a proxy, and then linking back to the 4K XAVC compression for finishing.
Apart from editing, if you are intending to play Sony F55 XAVC 4K footage in VLC player, you may find it’s not an easy thing. That’s because VLC doesn’t support XAVC codec well, especially those with 4K resolution.
To be able to make VLC player accept F55 XAVC 4K media, you’d better convert them into a format that VLC supports first, such as the widely accepted H.264 MP4 format, which VLC will recognize and play well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode Sony F55 XAVC 4K video to VLC playable files.
How to encode Sony F55 XAVC 4K video to VLC playable files?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter is a great application to convert video files, available for Windows and Mac computers.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best 4K XAVC Converter for VLC player. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to load your video files. You can load multiple files at a time. To join the imported video files into one, simply tick off the checkbox before ‘Merge into one file’.
Step 2: Select H.264 MP4 as output format
Form ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format.
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 F55 XAVC 4K footage to VLC 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 H.264 MP4 files for playback with VLC player fluently.
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