Failed to import Sony RX10 III XAVC S video into Avid Media Composer? If so, you may wish to read this post. It demonstrates a way of converting RX10 III XAVC S footage to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid MC smoothly.
How can I import Sony RX10 III XAVC S video to Avid MC?
“Hi all, is it possible to work with Sony RX10 III XAVC S video recordings in Avid MC? I learned that neither Avid has native support for XAVC S format nor there’s an AMA plugin available for this format. If I insist on editing RX10 III XAVC S video with Avid, is there any workaround to make it possible? Any suggestions? Thanks.”
It’s a known issue that Avid doesn’t support XAVC S codec. To be able to make Avid recognize RX10 III XAVC S video, you will need to convert the footage first. This requires a third party XAVC S Converter. Considering the ease of use and optimal DNxHD preset for Avid, we would recommend HD Video Converter. Here’s a simple guide telling you how to transcode Sony RX10 III XAVC S video to Avid preferred DNxHD.
How to transcode Sony RX10 III XAVC S video to DNxHD for Avid MC?
HD Video Converter
You can download a demo version to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a RX10 III 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 RX10 III 4K/1080p XAVC S 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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