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Best Workflow for PXW-X400 XAVC-L with Davinci Resolve 12 on El Capitan

Best Workflow for PXW-X400 XAVC-L with Davinci Resolve 12 on El Capitan

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The beautifully balanced new PXW-X400 could-be everything you’re looking for in a versatile, shoulder-mounting camera. It records a variety of professional broadcast quality formats including XAVC-L, which is a very attractive choice for many broadcasters and corporates. For Davinci Resolve 12 users, before using the footage to make broadcast program, you will definitely first do some professional non-linear editing work on the footage. How about the workflow of Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L with Davinci Resolve?

Sony PXW-X400

Davinci Resolve 12 supported formats 

The newly released Davinci Resolve 12 claims to handle more types of file formats with unlimited editing for DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD and MXF files all in read time. However, XAVC-L, a professional broadcast quality format produced by Sony PXW-X400 is unfortunately excluded from the supported format list.

Transcode Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Davinci Resolve 12

To achieve a fast and fluid workflow of PXW-X400 XAVC-L in Davinci Resolve 12, the best solution is transcoding XAVC-L to Davinci Resolve 12 native compatible editing formats such as QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, etc. There is a solution in hand called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (Support for Mac OS X El Capitan), it can fulfill your great demand to professionally generate all Davinci Resolve 12 best editing formats listed above with perfect video quality and fast codec encoding speed.

Trim/Crop/Merge/Watermark PXW-X400 XAVC-L video

The program offers some basic but beneficial video editing functions that’s can be done with just one-click. Trim video length to remove unwanted parts, crop to remove the black edges around the video, merge separate video clips into one single file, add video/image/transparent watermark to personalize video, apply special rendering effect to create special atmosphere, etc.

Besides helps loading PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Davici Resolve, the program also helps converting XAVC-L for playing on QuickTime, or loading to FCP X on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How to Transcode Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L for Working with Davinci Resolve 12?

Step 1: Add Sony XAVC L files.

Install and run the program on your computer, click the “Add Video” or “Add from Folder” icon to import Sony PXW-X400 XAVC L files to the program.

Add Sony PXW-X400 XAVC L files

Step 2: Output Davinci Resolve 12 best editing formats.

From “Format” bar drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve 12 best favorable editing codec such as Prores codec from “”Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)”, you can also choose QuickTime or Prores codec according to your own needs.

Specify output file format

Step 3: Trim/Merge/Split/Watermark XAVC-L videos.

Trim: Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the XAVC-L video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim XAVC-L video

Merge: On the main interface, check merge option to combine all your separate XAVC-L video clips into one single file.

Split: click the “Split” button split on file list to launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

For other video editing features such as crop, watermark, effect, etc, please visit edit XAVC-L files on Mac.

Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.

After the video editing work is done, go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert Sony-PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Davinci Resolve 12 DNxHD codec encoding process.

When the conversion is over, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with your converted files, then you will be able to continue your further non-linear video editing work with Davinci Resolve 12 with no problems.

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