Friday, November 11, 2016

How to Edit Sony AX33 XAVC S in Avid Media Composer/DaVinci Resolve?

Sony FDR-AX33 is a 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder that just comes to the market, this new camcorder is released by Sony. This handycam camcorder has excellent recording ability, you can use it to record 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format in high quality. After record some funny footage with Sony FDR-AX33, you may want to edit the 4K XAVC S recordings with Avid Media Composer or Davinci Resolve. However, you may have found that the 4K XAVC S videos cannot be import into Avid/Davinci Resolve.

In this case, you may need to convert Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV format which is well compatible with Mac editing software. After testing countless freeware and commercial software, I highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to you which is the best XAVC (S) Converter for you to encode Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S files for Avid Media Composer/DaVinci Resolve smooth editing on Mac (macOS Sierra included). In addition, the program is capable of converting common videos into other professional codecs like MPEG-2 , Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie/FCE and more. If you're using a PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version Pavtube Video Converter. Now, download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.


How to Transcode Sony AX33 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer/DaVinci Resolve?

Step 1: Transfer XAVC S footage from camera to computer. 

The XAVC S format products are recorded on the fastest SD cards(SDXC), the recorded footage can be transferred to you computer in the following 3 ways: 
1. Directly connect the camera/camcorder to the computer via a USB cable. 
2.Remove the SDXC card from the camera/camcorder and then plug it into the computer. 
3.Fit the computer via the SDXC media adaptor.

Step 2: Load Sony XAVC S files. 

Click "File" drop-down "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" option to add the Sony XAVC S files that have been transferred from your camera/camcorder to your Mac hard drive.

Load Sony XAVC S files

Step 2: Specify output file format.

From "Format" drop-down lists, you can select Avid Media Composer preferable editing codec from "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Select Avid DNxHD as output file format

Step 3: Convert Sony XVAC S to Avid Media Composer.

After all the parameter setting is completed, you can start the conversion process by hitting the right-bottom convert button.

When the conversion is done, hit the "Open" button on the main interface to locate and locate and find the converted files. Then continue with your fast and fluid post workflow of Sony XVAC S footage with Avid Media Composer/DaVinci Resolve on Mac OS X.

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