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Importing Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve

Importing Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve

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The Sony PXW-X180 is a versatile, professional camcorder with brilliant color reproduction thanks to three ⅓-inch full HD Exmor CMOS image sensors. The 25x zoom and variable ND filter allow quick on-the-fly adjustments under a variety of lighting conditions, and many recording options are available to suit your workflow. Video shooters and independent filmmakers are always on the lookout for the newest cameras with which to capture beautiful images — without emptying the bank account. In recent years, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and large sensors have been all the rage. However, all-in-one style camcorders remain a favorite for professional run-and-gun video shooters because of their versatility and ease of use. 

Sony PXW-X180 Product details: 

  • Video format: AVCHD, H.264 / AVC
  • Storage media: SD Card
  • Brand: Sony
  • HD format: 1080p
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Optical zoom: 25x optical zoom

Maybe you have recorded a lot of exciting footages with Sony PXW-X180, you may want to transfer and load Sony PXW-X180 XAVC or AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve for editing before you use them. In this case, you will have Sony PXW-X180 to DaVinci Resolve importing and editing problems. As the AVCHD format not supported by DaVinci Resolve well, you can not directly import Sony PXW-X180 files to DaVinci Resolve for editing. And for other editing software, like FCP X, imovie, Avid Media Composer, Windows movie maker, they all can’t support Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files nicely. 

How to import Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD files to DaVinci Resolve? 

As we talked above, you can’t edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC and AVCHD videos with DaVinci Resolve directly. You will need another workflow. What’s the best way? After testing we can tell you the best way is to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD video to DaVinci Resolve best supported video format, once you converted Sony PXW-X180 files to the DaVinci Resolve editable format, you can edit the files with DaVinci Resolve smoothly. 

Which is best Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to DaVinci Resolve converter? 

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the best software to convert Sony PXW-X180 files to DaVinci Resolve friendly formats. In our testing, the program performs perfect. With this software, you can convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC/AVCHD video to any formats you want, such as Avid-DNXHD for DaVinci Resolve, apple prores codec for FCP X/7/6, AIC codec for iMovie, MKV, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, etc. it is a useful tool for you. 

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Steps to Convert Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to Davinci Resolve 

Step 1. Install and launch the MTS to Resolve Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .mts, m2ts files. You can check the “Merge into one file” to join multiple MTS videos together. 


Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for DaVinci Resolve 11/12. 


Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, 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 before starting conversion . 

Step 3: Tap convert button to start transcoding Sony PXW-X180 AVCHD to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve 11/12. 

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Pavtube Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips” to get your solutions. 

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