If you are looking for a smooth workflow between Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC-S and DaVinci Resolve 10, you may wish to read this post. It displays a way of converting Sony AX1 4K MP4 files to ProRes/DNxHD MOV for use in DaVinci Resolve 10 with optimum performance.
How can I get Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC-S to work with DaVinci Resolve 10?
“Hi guys, I have a bundle of 4K XAVC-S MP4 files shot on a new Sony FDR-AX1 camera which I intend to add them to the bin. Resolution is 3840×2160 8bit. Unfortunately, the XAVC S MP4 clips will not play or even work within Davinci Resolve 10. Does anyone know what I should do to get DaVinci Resolve working with Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC-S footage? I would really appreciate any help. Many thanks.”
To be ale to import and edit 4K XAVC-S MP4 file shot on a Sony FDR-AX1 camera in DaVinci Resolve 10 directly and fluidly, we would recommend transcoding these files to a format that is fully compatible with Resolve, such as Apple ProRes or DNxHD encoded MOV format, which DaVinci Resolve will recognize and handle well. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try.
This converter is easy to use and supports many different formats. Picture quality is very good for HD conversions. It will do what you want at a reasonable price.
Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC-S and Davinci Resolve workflow – how to convert Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC-S MP4 video to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony FDR-AX1 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 FDR-AX1 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 FDR-AX1 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 FDR-AX1 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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