Edit Sony A7s XAVC-S in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7

Published on by Chris King

Looking for ways to make Sony A7s XAVC S files editable in Avid? In this article, you will find the best solution to import and edit Sony A7s XAVC S videos in Avid Media Composer.

Edit Sony A7s XAVC-S in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7

I have footage shot on Sony A7s in 50 and 100 frames per second in XAVC S codec. When I import Sony A7s XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, I just found Avid doesn't support XAVC S, so I cannot ingest the footage into it - AMA link or import. Have any ideas to get Sony A7s footage in to Avid Media Composer(in frame rates 25, 50 and 100)?

An editor I work with said that I need to put high frame rate footage onto a sequence, change the playback speed and then transcode the sequence to be able to work with slow motion stuff. I don't mind having to do that but I can't get XAVC S to work in Avid for a start. An alternative way proposed online is to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, which is the ideal editing format for Avid Media Composer(4/5/6/7/8). I tried the solution, it works for me. Now I’d like to share the step-by-step instruction on transcoding Sony A7S XAC S to Avid Media Composer.

After testing countless freeware and commercial software, I highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to you which is the best XAVC S Converter for you to encode Sony a7S XAVC S files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (Yosemite included). In addition, the program is capable of converting XAVC S, MTS, MXF, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV and more 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 Brorsoft Video Converter. Now download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.

How to Import Sony A7s XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Run the top-rated Sony XAVC S Converter in Mac. Click "Add" button to load the source XAVC S files.

Step 2. Go to format column to choose "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format for Avid.

Tip: If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to "Settings" page.

Step 3. Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC S from Sony a7S for importing to Avid. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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