This post gives tips and tricks for editing Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S MP4 footage in DaVinci Resolve. It will guide you through the process of converting Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S files to ProRes/DNxHD for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
How can I edit Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S footage in DaVinci Resolve?
“Hey, there, I have just received my new Sony FDR-AX100 4K camcorder which uses the XAVC-S codec to capture video recordings. My issue is that DaVinci Resolve 11 lite does not recognize the audio from my Sony AX100. If anyone has had any experience editing this format in Resolve, I would be pleased to learn of their experience and the specs of the computer they are using. I am hopeful that working with Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC-S footage in DaVinci Resolve will be possible without losing sound. Thanks in advance for any help.”
Sony FDR-AX100’s XAVC S codec video is MP4 format. DaVinci Resolve supports MP4 video import, but the XAVC S video codec is a new one. For a fast and fluid Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S and DaVinci Resolve workflow, we would recommend transcoding Sony AX100 XAVC S 4K footage to a format that is fully compatible with Resolve, such as Apple ProRes or DNxHD. HD Video Converter is a smart choice to process file conversion.
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-AX100 XAVC S and Davinci Resolve workflow – how to convert Sony FDR-AX100 XAVC S MP4 video to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony AX100 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-AX100 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-AX100 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-AX100 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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