Import and Edit Sony A6300 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer

Import and Edit Sony A6300 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer

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The Sony Alpha A6300 is the flagship model in the form of an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights. The camera supports 4K recording with high-bitrate XAVC S format at 24p, 25p and 30p and full 120fps high-speed shooting at up to 100Mbps bit rate to capture detailed movies with minimal compression noise.

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Work Sony Alpha A6300 XAVC S with Avid Media Composer

For faster and fluid workflow, Sony has created a special free charge AMA plug-in for Avid. However, this software for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems 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. To import XAVC S files into Avid for smooth editing, a third-party software is required to convert XVAC 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.

Best tool to transcode Sony A600 4K XAVC S to Avid DNxHD

It would time and energy consuming to search on on the Internet to find a tool that can do the job for you. Here, a workable and simple to use application is recommended to you. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), you can easily transcode Sony A6300 4K XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer best compatible format Avid DNxHD codec with splendid video quality.

Besides that, you can also utilize the program to transcode Sony XAVC S for QuickTime Playback, YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook uploading or 4K TV view.

Trim/Merge/Crop/Split/Watermark Sony A6300 4K XAVC S

Want to do some basic video editing work before proceeding to the professional post-production workflow with Avid? You can done that job with our program with ease. The “Trim” function assists you to remove unwanted parts or segments form your video, the “Merge” tool helps to combine all the separate video clips into single one file, the “Split” option facilitates you to split large files into small parts by file size, length or count and the “Crop” tool enables you to cut off unwanted edges around the video.

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The program has both Windows and Mac version, the following guides will perform the conversion on the Mac computer.

How to transcode Sony A6300 4K XAVC S for editing with 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 “File” drop-down “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” option to add the Sony A6300 4k XAVC S files that have been transferred from your camera to your Mac hard drive.

Load Sony A6300 4K XAVC S files

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.

Specify Avid DNxHD to output

Step 4: Merge into one file.

Check the icon on the main interface to join your captured separate footage together into one single video.

Step 4:Start the final conversion process.

After all the parameter setting is completed, you can start the conversion process by hitting the right-bottom convert button.

When the conversion is done, hit the “Open Output Folder” button on the main interface to locate and find the converted files. Then continue with your post workflow to import converted video to Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X.

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