Summary: In order to get Avid Media Composer working perfectly with Sony XAVC files, the best way is to convert Sony XAVC videos to DNxHD MOV, something ensuring best results when using xavc files in Avid. Read on to learn details.
Avid DNxHD, which stands for “Digital Nonlinear Extensible High Definition”, is a lossy high-definition video post-production codec engineered for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements. It is an implementation of SMPTE VC-3 standard. DNxHD codec was developed by Avid Technology, Inc. It is comparable with Apple’s ProRes 422 which uses similar bit rates and has the same purpose.
UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter for Mac is the best Mac Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) Converter which can convert XAVC to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) before importing to Avid Media Composer. This Mac Sony XAVC to Avid Converter keeps the best video/auido quality for editing in Avid editing software.
If you have any problem editing Sony XAVC files in Avid MC or Xpress Pro on Mac, just follow the guide below to make your camcorder Sony XAVC editable.
Step 1. Download Sony XAVC files to Apple computer.
Connect your XAVC camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the Sony camcorder. Then copy and transfer the xavc files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import Sony XAVC files to UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD Converting software, and click the “Add” button to load Sony XAVC videos. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Avid Media Composer – Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as output format. The Mac XAVC to Avid Converter will convert Sony XAVC to Avid DNxHD MOV with high quality.
(Tip: The Avid DNxHD *.mov formats under Avid Media Composer output profile are available when your Avid is installed on Mac).
Step 4. Convert Sony XAVC video to Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) for Avid editing software
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC to Avid Converter will start the conversion from Sony xavc to Avid DNxHD MOV for Avid MC or Xpress Pro.
After the conversion, you can easily import Avid DNxHD (*.mvo) to Avid without rendering for editing.
If you would like to edit Sony XAVC with FCP, FCE/iMovie, etc, you can transcode XAVC to Apple ProRes (*.mov) for FCP, convert XAVC to Mac itself bring format like Apple Intermediate Codec, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and iMovie on Mac.