Transcoding Sony A7S II XAVC S to Avid Media Composer

Hunting for tips for importing Sony a7s II XAVC S to Avid Media Composer? Check this article you will get what you want. 

I just recently purchased the Sony A7S II. Apparently there is a problem ingesting XAVC-S video into Avid Media Composer. What’s your best workflow dealing with XAVC-S video?

Searching the Avid forum, we found the XAVC S plug-in has been released which is able to support XAVC S, but it was charged $89.00. If you think the price is too high, you can turn to an alternative too- Brorsoft Video Converter. This software supports converting Sony a7s II XAVC S to DNxHD or ProRes for Avid Media Composer smooth editing.

Besides Avid, it also provides ProRes for Final Cut Pro/Davinci Resolve, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/VEGAS Pro and more NLEs. For Mac users, get the Mac version.

How to Transcode Sony A7S II XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer/b]

[b]Step 1: Input Sony XAVC S 4K video files.

Start the program on your computer, add XAVC S 4K video to the program by clicking the “Add Video” or “Add folder” button.

Step 2: Choose Avid DNxHD mov format to output.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select “Avid Media Composer”>”Avid DNxHD(*mov)” as the desired format for editing in Avid Media Composer.

Step 3: Customize output video and audio settings.

Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference. For smooth workflow of Sony A7S II video with Avid Media Composer, you are recommended to downscale 4K XAVC S to 1080p from “Size(pix)” drop-down selection.

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start XAVC S to DNxHD conversion process.

Now, it’s much easy for you to add Sony a7s II XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for further editing. No plug-in needed.

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