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Avid Media Composer Supported Video Formats

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As the most proven video editing software in the industry, Avid Media Composer has been trusted by professional editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res and HD workflows. While like other editing tools as FCP, iMovie/FCE, etc, it cannot supported all the videos, so in this way, the article below can tell you more details on the best video formats for Avid Media Composer.

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Additional new features of Avid Media Composer:

  • Edit 4K and other high-res media natively
  • Work with Avid Resolution Independence
  • Get greater beauty without the bandwidth
  • Use the tools the pros use starting at just $49.99/month

Main Supported Video Formats for Avid Media Composer:

There are many codecs and container options out there. Just when you think you have a handle on things, a new codec is announced. It’s a way of life, which is unlikely to be ‘corrected’ soon.

DNxHD

This is Avid’s baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.

H.264

H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.

MPEG-4

Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The Quicktime plug-ins are installed by default.

Several main Avid Media Composer are listed above, may be the DNxHD can be the best codec which is the most native one for Avid. However, someone there will be confused: How could we import those incompatible videos to Avid for editing? Such as the XDCAM, XAVC, ProRes codec, etc. Fortunately, you won’t worry about that, for seeking the best codec for Avid, we here can strongly introduce you the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which has the strong ability of converting all different videos for editing in various NLEs.

As soon as you download and open the program successfully, we can load our original files in with both ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’ buttons. Then we come to the next top point, choosing the right output items. On the output list, drop down it and you will see the ’Avid Media Composer’>>’DNxHD MOV’ on the list, that’s the best one for Avid as we mentioned above.

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Finally, why not go to the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ interface to take a look? Then go back to the main interface and tap the ‘Convert’ button, you can get the output result soon. After transferring the files into Avid Media Composer, we are glad to tell it’s time to edit them for a nice playback.

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Let’s Edit XDCAM EX MP4 Files in Premiere Pro CC

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Without rendering or any other problems on Mac OS X, do you guys know how to import the XDCAM EX MP4 files to Premiere Pro CC for editing? While in the following guide, we would like to introduce you an efficient way of converting our XDCAM MP4 to MPEG-2 MPG nicely for Premiere Pro CC. Why and how could we do that? Let’s together see the article below.

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More talks on Sony XDCAM EX3 camcorder?

Codec missing or unavailable”. I was checking forum and google and couldn’t find anything about this subject. Anybody works with Sony F3 files on Premiere Pro CC?’ That’s the typical question questioned by some Sony fans. As soon as we fall in love with Sony camcorders, we are planning to enjoy our new life, right? While for this Sony XDCAM EX camcorder, it is part of Sony’s highly successful XDCAM EX product family, which supports a high speed nonlinear workflow. With XDCAM EX, recordings are made as data files in the MP4 format, which is widely used in a number of recent electronic portable devices and has been standardized by ISO.

Hot Search: MXF to Premiere Pro | MTS to Premiere Pro | 4K Videos to Premiere Pro

Solutions to import Sony XDCAM EX3 MP4 footage to Premiere Pro CC.

Since the native XDCAM EX footage can’t be ingested to Premiere Pro, we can get some help from third-party software—Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac/Windows, which is not only designed for XDCAM MP4 files, but also suitable for others. In some ways, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XDCAM EX Converter on Mac OS X, which not only can convert Sony PMW-F3 video clips to MPEG-2 codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you.

Notes: With the popularity of the new H.265/HEVC videos, we are glad to tell you the new Windows version can support the H.265/HEVC codec encode and decode well. I guess now you must cannot wait to enjoy the higher quality and smaller size, right?

Simple steps we should learn to convert XDCAM MP4 to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro CC.

Step 1.Launch the professional Sony MXF Converter, and then click “Add” button to browse and load your source Sony PMW-F3 XDCAM files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.
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Step 2. For editing in Premiere batively, go to “Format” menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format.
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Additional tips: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
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As the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping Sony PMW-F3 mp4 files to MPEG-2 for Premier Pro CC. This workflow is also available for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 and then when you have transferred the files into Premiere Pro CC, no issues will appear on the screen, you have my word.

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Editing M2TS Files on Sony Vegas Movie Studio 13?

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‘As a new user of Movie Studio Platinum 13 (64b) I have problems with output files from the encoder. Playback of the 26 Mbps m2ts output of Sony AVC bu t not so suitable for Sony Vegas Movie Studio 13 for editing,why? I’m now in a hurry for searching the solutions to smoothly playing M2TS recordings on Sony Vegas Movie Studio 13’

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Sony Movie Studio is video and audio editing software for computers and tablets running Windows. As well as stereoscopic 3D editing tools right on the timeline, it features touchscreen support and a redesigned, simplified Make Movie export interface. However, Sony Vegas Movie Studio 13 has no ability of editing all video formats, such as the typical one M2TS, or the AVI, MXF, etc.

While here’s the good news! This post is writing for people who are having issues while editing Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony, BlackMagic, Ikegami mxf, mts, m2ts,mov video files in Sony Movie Studio. It explains an easiest way to convert mxf ,mts,m2ts,mov footage to MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing in Sony Movie Studio fluidly. To the most import point, we here recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows to help you a lot. For smoothly converting M2TS to MPG for Sony Vegas Movie Studio 13. Let’s learn more details.

Notes: As soon as the latest version of this M2TS to Sony Movie Studio, it can support the H.265/HEVC codec movies well from Samsung NX1 camcorder, you can take the following H.265 conversion example as the reference.

How to Convert MTS,M2TS Files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 13?

Step 1. Add original M2TS files
Start up M2TS to Sony Movie Studio Converter as a professional MTS,M2TS Videos to Sony Movie Studio Converter. Click “Add File” to import your M2TS footage.
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Step 2.Choose the right output
Click the drop-down list besides “Format”, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as the most compatible format for Movie Studio (Movie Studio 13 Platinum.
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Step 3. Start your conversion job. When ready, click “Convert” to start transcoding MTS,M2TS, files to Sony Movie Studio supported MPEG-2 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open” button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open all the MTS,M2TS footage in Vegas Movie Studio 13.

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Can’t Import PXW-X70 XAVC 50Mbps MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12?

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‘I just received my Sony PXW-X70 and was eager to import XAVC 50Mbps (MXF) footage into Sony Vegas Pro 12. I ignored the negative comments I saw on the Web about importing into Premier and Final Cut but since I have Sony Vegas 12, I figured that I’d be okay. Guess what? Sony Vegas Pro 12 does not recognize file. I get an error statement.’

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Naturally, Sony is at the forefront when it comes to editing XAVC footage too. Vegas Pro 12 supports a complete 4K workflow when you’re working with XAVC and XAVC S, and is part of an overall Sony workflow when you’re working with RAW footage. Just as same as editing Sony XAVC files in FCP with ProRes or Premiere Pro. So with the incompatible issues, any better XAVC solutions there we can take a reference?

Fortunately, we have the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, with this professional XAVC converting assistant, you won’t worry too much anymore. With Mac XAVC converter, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to .mpg – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro. Plus, it supports encoding XAVC/XAVC S to more video editing software compatible file types.

Hot search: MXF to iMovie ǀ MXF to FCP X ǀ top 5 MXF video converter review 

Sony PXW-X70 XAVC 50Mbps MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12 Workflow:

Step 1.Download, install and run the XAVC Converter ; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC videos from Sony PXW-X70

Step 2. Select the right output one for Premiere Pro 12. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Sony Vegas Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well. You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video.
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Step .3. Here are some additional functions which are deserved for us to have a try. Or on the main interface, we can finally tap the ‘Convert’ button to end the conversion work. When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch your editing program to import converted XAVC clips into Premiere Pro for further editing.

Notes: If you have downloaded the latest version of this XAVC converter, we are glad to tell you that it can also support the H.265/HEVC codec well. So you wanna a try with the higher quality and smaller size? Come on!

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Enjoy H.265/HEVC Movies on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook?

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To pursue the higher quality and smaller size, the new video codec H.265/HEVC has become the most popular codec on the digital market. While as the new codec one, it has not yet accepted by most video website or some other NLEs and media players. So how to upload H.265/HEVC to YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook has become the top point among the video fans.

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Wanna further learning of H.265/HEVC videos?

Giant Digital Company like Samsung and Panasonic has already size the new 4K market by releasing new 4K camera which can shoot under H.265/HEVC. It is said that the data compression ratio will be doubled at the same level of video ability compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. Why not join us to have a talking on H.265/HEVC? With the H.265 recordings shot by Samsung NX1 camcorder, we are glad to watch them on YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook.

With no difficulties when uploading H.265/HEVC videos to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook?

Of course it is so great that we can enjoy the high definition video image which H.265/HEVC codec brought to us. However, as the limitation we mentioned above, we need the professional H.265/HEVC encoder/decoder that can help us get out of the incompatible troubles. Or in some other ways, enjoy them on your iPhone 6 or other devices can also be a wonderful idea, right? Fortunately, Pavtube Video Converter has upgraded to the latest version to support the H.265/HEVC well.

Let’s learn how to upload H.265/HEVC videos to YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook:

Step 1. Add original H.265/HEVC recordings
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Click the “File”>”Add Video/Audio” or “Load from folder” to import your videos. You can view the H.265 raw video directly in the preview window.

Step 2. Choose the proper format for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook
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In the format list profile. There are bunch of presets on the list. Let’s take the H.264 as the output example. Tap in the ‘Common Video’ item, there are three H.264 codec standards, ‘H.264 Baseline/Main/High profile Video (*.mp4), usually we can choose the High Profile MP4 as the best on Windows. Also, you can choose other suitable one for these websites.

Step 3. If you want to do some personal adjust on your raw videos, just go to the “Settings” UI to adjust Bit rate , Frame rate or Audio Channels. You can see the whole output file size on the bottom of this button.
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Conclusion: Tap the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface and we can easily get the output videos. After the conversion, you can click the “Open output folder ” to check your converted files. And enjoy them on your tablet flawlessly.
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Convert MXF Videos for TV Broadcasting and Vimeo Sharing

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As someone there complained that MXF recordings has issues when broadcasting on TV, is there any good solutions offered? To enjoy these HD movies on TV or some video websites, we are glad to shot some MXF videos from our daily life, right? So today here no matter for sharing MXF on Vimeo or broadcasting on TV, we can provide you some efficient ways.

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As a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, MXF encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF files. MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. For example, we may meet some issues when importing MXF to FCP, Sony Vegas, etc. So do you wanna some good MXF video tips?

How to make MXF recordings available for broadcasting on TV and Vimeo sharing? Fortunately we here have the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which can easily transcode the MXF files to any compatible format you need in a rather high quality and speed. Once gained such a MXF converter, uploading your MXF files to TV or Vimeo is never a headache anymore. What’s more, the latest version can support the H.265/HEVC encode and decode, that’s may be the newest attractive point we would like to enjoy.

Steps on converting MXF for broadcasting on TV and sharing on Vimeo:

Step 1. Load our original MXF files. Specify the right video files and drag MXF video file into MXF Video Converter for Mac and another way to import video files is clicking “Add” button.
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Step 2.Choose the best supported formats for Vimeo and TV. Tap the ‘Format’ bar on the left of the preview window. Here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video AVI’ for the Vimeo. Additionally for broadcasting on TV, we are going to provide you the suitable format from “TVs”, it is deserved for us to have a try.

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Step 3.For advanced users, we can go to the ‘Settings’ button to get more. Here we can adjust our video and audios in our own style. Such as video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. We can all have a try.
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At the end, after you have finished your preparation job, just go back to the main interface to click the ‘Convert’ button, you can start your conversion job. Both for converting MXF recordings for uploading to Vimeo and enjoying on TV, what are you waiting for?

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Import/Edit MP4 Footages into iMovie or FCE Successfully

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Which is the easiest workaround for us to import our MP4 recordings shot from HD camcorders to iMovie or FCE for further editing? Is that the best way for us to convert MP4 to AIC MOV especially for iMovie/FCE? Today, just read this guide, we may find the truth.

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Complex relationship between MP4 footage and iMovie/FCE

The real highlight of the video functionality is the ability to record in broadcast quality XAVC S format at 50Mb/s, or in AVCHD, while simultaneously capturing the smaller MP4 codec – a process akin to capturing Raw and JPEG still image formats. On the other hand, iMovie offers much better native file compatibility than its predecessor, but not all encoded MP4 files can be accepted by iMovie/FCE well. Just as same as we cannot directly edit our MP4 files in Premiere Pro. Do you all think so?

Notes: Best Video Formats Supported by iMovie/FCE

Answers to solve issues of importing MP4 footage to iMovie/FCE for editing

While some problems would occur during the importing, To successfully make MP4 recordings compatible with NLEs, especially for iMovie and FCE, some professional editors strongly recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which can help us easily convert MP4 to AIC MOV for iMoive/FCE. Besides the fantastic quality-lossless conversion, this MP4 to iMovie/FCE Converter is also equipped with some editing features that you won’t be disappointed.

Complete process of converting MP4 to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie/FCE

Step 1: Add original files

Run the video converter, then click “Add File” button to import MP4 videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software.
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Step 2. Find the suitable output.

Hit the “Format” bar and select the output format you want. On the output list, we need to select the ‘iMovie/Final Cut Express’>>’Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as the best. Foe others? You can make your own choice there.
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Optional Function: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&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. Go back to the main interface and press the ‘Convert’ item and we just need to wait for the output result for iMovie/FCE.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC MOV files by clicking the “Open” button in the main interface. Just transfer files into iMovie and it’s our own editing time! What are waiting for?

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Issues within Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S and Adobe Premiere Pro CS

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Hey friends, don’t worry if you are facing the problems of importing our XAVC S footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/5/4 from Sony HDR-AV100 camera, the following article can offer you the best solution to edit your Sony XAVC S files. In all, just enjoy the workflow of XAVC S from Sony HDR-AV100 to Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Q: Why our users love Sony HDR-AV100 camera so much?

Designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports, the compact Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam supports up to Full HD 1080/60p XAVC S video at 50 Mbps which means we can receive the high definition image with this tiny body camera. However, you will find it a painful experience to import Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4. So what’s the available workflow especially for XAVC S format review?

Q: Causes of XAVC S files cannot be suitable for Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLEs?

Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K XAVC S files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer… but you do need to convert 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. As same as the issues appeared in other NLEs like FCP, or iMovie/FCE, so let’s find the solutions below.

Q: Any good professional converting tools can offered to us?

Of course! Here we strongly recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac/Windows, which has the strong ability of working almost all videos formats, XAVC S is also included. What’s more, after reading the related review, it can also convert MTS, MOV, MXF, AVCHD, XAVC, WMV, AVI, MP4, MKV and more videos to regular any formats for play anywhere you like. Moreover, the built-in editor lets you personalize your videos by trimming, cropping, rotating, adding watermarks, etc. Just get it now and follow the tips to convert your files.

Guide on converting Sony AV100 XAVC S files to MPEG-2 MPG for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4:

Step 1. Launch the Mac XAVC S to Premiere Converter. Click “Add Video” and browse XAVC S clips from AS100V and the software will add it to file list.
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Step 2. Click on “Format” and choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” from ” Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas ” as the best codec for editing Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files. Just we mentioned above.
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Tips: Click “Settings” button 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. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
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Step 3. Let’s move back to the main interface, now it’s time to hit the ‘Convert’ button to start the workflow of Sony AV100 XAVC S to MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro. Without too much time we need to wait, we are going to transfer files into Premiere Pro and enjoy editing the XVAC S recordings.

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Workflow: XAVC S to Avid Media Composer for Further Dispose?

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As the new cameras come out every month, at the same time, many new questions about workflow occurred there so frequently. Here we are aimed to importing Sony XAVC S footage into the non-linear editing systems Avid Media Composer. For example, Sony PMW-F55, Sony PMW-F5, Sony FDR-AX1, Sony PXW-Z100, Sony FDR-AX100, etc. So now how to edit our XAVC S footage in Avid MC or other NLEs has become the emergency job.

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Some issues you may meet when importing your XAVC S videos to Avid MC.

When importing and editing Sony XAVC/XAVC S videos in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as XAVC (.mxf) or XAVC S (*.mp4) format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Similar questions also happened in other editing tools just like Adobe Premiere Pro or iMovie, etc.

Best answer to solve all the Avid Media Composer importing problems

Fortunately, we have the Pavtubes Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which is just one of the best Avid XAVC Converter for you to transcode XAVC/XAVC-S files for Avid smooth editing on Mac and Windows. The program is capable of converting Sony XAVC/XAVC-S to DNxHD MOV as the best for Avid Media Composer. So do you want any good reviews?

Reference is allowed here to teach you how to convert XAVC S files to DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer:

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this XAVC S Converter for Avid, just copy the XAVC S files to your hard drive. Then click ‘Add Video’ to import the files to the software for converting.
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Step 2. Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid.
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Step 3. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrates and frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
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Notes: Especially for Windows XAVC S converter, the latest version not only fixed the bugs of converting XAVC/XAVC S files, but also can support H.265/HEVC videos encode and decode. Do you wanna a try?

Finally, as soon as you finish the conversion work by clicking the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface. After transferring the files into Avid Media Composer, it’s your time to enjoy editing the XAVC S movies there!

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