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May 11

Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD Video to Avid Media Composer Workflow on Mac El Capitan

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III can support MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S video formats; while, UHD 4K video up to 30 fps in XAVC S format is the favored format for most of its users, for it brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process, such as edit this 4k XAVC S video in Avid Media Composer Workflow on Mac El Capitan.

Incompatibility issues working with Sony RX10 III XAVC S video in Avid Media Composer always annoy RX10 III users. Although Media Composer has already had 4K and “high-resolution” (i.e., higher-than-4K) support via Avid Media Access (AMA) in previous versions and now the 4K to Avid Media Composer workflow has been even improved in Media Composer 8. Actually, UHD 4K XAVC S from Sony RX10 III still cannot fully supported by some video editors including Avid Media Composer.

In this case, in order to import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video to Avid and edit natively you should convert them to Avid supported format DNxHD MOV. Different from 720p/1080p videos, the conversion of 4K video is in a higher standard, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (read the review) is high recommended here. It is a splendid application to help you to transcode Sony XAVC S 4K/UHD to Avid Media Composer natively supported DNxHD codec without quality loss.

It provides hundreds of output format presets for NLEs, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K as users want. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Pavtube HD Video Converter.

Here we are going to guide you through to solve all your problems concerning editing MP4 on Avid Media Composer. Just download and achieve your goal smoothly.

How to Convert Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD Files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

Download and install Pavtube HD Video Converter on Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.


Step 1. Add XAVC S 4K/UHD files

Click “Add Video” button to load XAVC S 4K/UHD files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2. Select output 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.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting XAVC S 4K/UHD to Avid Media Composer friendly video formats.

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Avid Media Composer easily.

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