XAVC-S AMA plug-in for Avid – XAVC-S support in Avid

Is there an XAVC-S AMA plug-in for Avid available now? If you are looking for an answer to this question, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround for you to work with XAVC-S MP4 files in Avid without a glitch.
Still waiting for the release of AMA plug-in for XAVC-S? If you are shooting with a Sony AX100, Alpha A7S, or HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam, it’s easy to get XAVC S files wrapped in MP4 container. If you are planning on editing the XAVC-S MP4 footage in Avid Media Composer, you will need an XAVC-S plug-in for Avid to import your footage. Very strange Sony has brought XAVC support to Avid via the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid (PDZK-MA2), but presently, XAVC-S is not supported. There isn’t such a plug-in available for importing XAVC-S footage to Avid. To be able to work with XAVC-S MP4 files in Avid, you have to use third party software like HD Video Converter to process file conversion. In this post, we would like to display how to convert XAVC-S MP4 files to DNxHD .mov for use in Avid with lossless quality.

You can download a demo version (for both, Mac and PC) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
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XAVC S workflow with Avid – transcode XAVC-S MP4 to DNxHD MOV for Avid editing

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an XAVC MP4 Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
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Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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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 XAVC-S MP4 to MOV Conversion with DNxHD codec
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 with Avid apps.

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