For a fast and fluid Sony A77 II XAVC S workflow with DaVinci Resolve, people sometimes need to transcode Sony A77 II XAVC S MP4 files to a format that is fully compatible with Resolve, such as DNxHD MOV and Apple ProRes MOV. Here’s a guide talking about how to process file conversion in simple steps.
The Sony A77 II is a good choice for video recording, which can shoot video recordings in AVCHD and XAVC S format at 1080/60p. In our previous posts, we have talked about how to work with Sony A77 II AVCHD media in iMovie/FCP X, how to edit Sony a7 II AVCHD/XAVC S in Windows Movie Maker, and here in this post, we would like to continue talking about how to transcode Sony A77 II XAVC S MP4 video for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance. If you came upon issues working with Sony A77 II XAVC S MP4 shootings in Resolve, you can read on to find a step-by-step guide on this. To process file conversion, third party software is required. Considering the ease-of-use and optimum output quality for use in Resolve, we would recommend HD Video Converter.
About HD Video Converter
As a decent and easy-to-operate video converter utility, this Video Converter program makes it possible for you to finish video conversion in several simple steps: you add your source files in > select an output format > custom video and audio settings if necessary > and finally start video conversion.
This top video converter recognizes a wide range of file types as import, including XAVC S MP4, XAVC MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2T, P2 MXF, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, VOB, DAT, MP4, M4V, TS, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, MKV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, F4V, FLV, SWF, MPV, MOD, TOD, QT, MOV, DV, DIF, MJPG, MJPEG, TP, TRP, and more, and outputs optimal files with best quality that fits for editing programs (e.g. iMovie, Final Cut Express, FCP 6/7, FCP X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Windows Movie Maker, etc.) and popular devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone 6/6 plus/5S/5C/5, Android tablets or smartphones, etc.).
In addition to the most important conversion ability, the best video converter utility also features simply-to-use editing functions to merge, crop, clip, add watermarks, and modify video effects like brightness, contrast, saturation, volume and more.
Sony A77 II XAVC-S and Davinci Resolve workflow – how to convert Sony A77 II XAVC-S MP4 video to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony A77 II XAVC S Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert Sony A77 II XAVC S video to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode Sony A77 II XAVC S video to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target 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 A77 II XAVC S video to DNxHD/ProRes 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 MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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