Sony A6300 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer Best Workflow

It’s a pity you can’t import XAVC S from Sony a6300 to Avid Media Composer. Well, this article gives you a workaround. 


Here is the thing: I wanna import and edit Sony a6300 footage in Avid Media Composer 7, but Avid failed to ingest the XAVC S files. Searching related forums, some guys offer some suggestions to work Sony a6300 XAVC S in Avid MC. Now share with all of your below.

First, I got know that, for faster and fluid workflow, Sony has created a special free charge AMA plug-in for Avid; however, it only provides support for XAVC files in Avid Media Composer. As for 4K XAVC S, it is not currently supported natively by Avid Media Composer. Thus, to import XAVC S files into Avid Media Composer for smooth editing, I need to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, a codec specially developed by Avid to help media professionals to work with mastering-quality HD media at significantly reduced file size.

The application I’m using is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC S to Avid converter. With it, you can convert Sony A6300, Sony a7S, Sony a7II, Sony a7s II, Sony AX100, AS100V and more recorded XAVC S videos to Avid Media Composer preferable DNxHD video without any quality loss. What’s more, this XAVC converter can also transcode XAVC S clips for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc flawlessly. The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can encode XAVC S files for Windows editing.

Transcode Sony a6300 4K XAVC S for editing in Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Transfer 4K XAVC S from Sony A6300 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 A6300 XAVC S files

Click Add button to load the Sony A6300 4K XAVC S files to the best XAVC S converter Mac. It supports batch conversion.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Start XAVC S to DNxHD conversion

After all necessary settings, hit Convert icon to let the conversion begin. When it finished, locate the output DNxHD files. And you can import the converted Sony a6300 XAVC S video to Avid Media Composer to start your post workflow.

Related Guides:
Importing Sony a7S XAVC S to Final Cut Pro X
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XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro Editing Tutorial

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