Summary: How to edit Sony a7II XAVC S in Avid Media Composer? There’s no native way to do this- and I’ll give an alternative method to import Sony a7II XAVC S to Avid MC for editing
without any loss.
When you got a Sony Alpha a7 II, you can easily shot some XAVC S footage. Then you would wanna know how to use the Sony a7II XAVC S footage in Avid Media Composer or other NELs. Since there are users complained that Avid Media Composer doesn’t natively import or AMA link a7II XAVC S files, I will a workaround in this page. Just learn the Sony a7II XAVC S to Avid MC workflow.
As mentioned above, Avid Media Composer can’t support XAVC S files natively and AMA plug-in doesn’t work, to have a smooth Sony a7II to Avid Media Composer workflow, an alternative solution is to transcode Sony XAVC S to Avid Media Composer(5/5.5/6/6.5/7) most compatible format- DNxHD.
First download and install the app Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S Converter for Avid MC. It's able to convert Sony a7II XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer more compatible format DNxHD video. If meet the XAVC S to Avid MC issues on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert XAVC S files from A7II to Avid DNxHD .mov.
Convert and Import Sony a7II XAVC S to Avid Media Composer
Step 1. Launch the XAVC S converter program and click the "Add" button to load Sony a7II xavc-s files for converting.
Step 2. Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.
Tip: This XAVC S to DNxHD converter allows you to adjust the video and audio settings. Click “Settings” icon to set video resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you like.
Step 3. After above settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony a7 II XAVC S to DNxHD for directly importing to Avid Media Composer.
After a quick conversion, you can click the Open icon to locate the converted DNxHD MOV files. Now import your new DNxHD files into Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7 to start your editing workflow.
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