Came upon issues that Avid MC doesn’t import XAVC S 4K material shot on a Sony RX100 IV camera? No worry, this post explains a workaround to transcode RX100 IV XAVC S 4K MP4 video to DNxHD codec for use in Avid with optimum performance.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1-megapixel 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and 4K video.
The RX100 IV can record high-precision 4K movie data, while utilizing the XAVC S format to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional-quality video. Being a quite new compression format that provides low compression for high-quality movie expression, the XAVC S is not easy for editing and sharing. To be able to use RX100 IV XAVC S 4K footage easily, we would recommend transcoding RX100 IV XAVC S 4K files to a format that is best suitable for your editing program. We have talked about how to transcode RX100 IV XAVC S video to AIC for iMovie and how to encode RX100 IV XAVC S media to ProRes for FCP X, and here in this post, we will continue talking about how to rewrap RX100 IV XAVC S to DNxHD for use in Avid smoothly.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
Process for rewrapping Sony RX100 IV XAVC S 4K files to Avid editable codec
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Sony RX100 IV 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 Sony RX100 IV XAVC S 4K 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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