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No Audio Channels – Import Sony A7s MP4 to Resolve 10/11

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The following guide is written to those people who wanna import Sony A7s MP4 files to Resolve 10/11 for editing with audio files lost. If you have the related importing troubles, why not read this article carefully for seeking the MP4 to Resolve solutions to get the troubles away?


‘Dear all, I was wondering if you can help please!!! I just have a Sony Alpha A7S Mirrorless Digital Camera on hand. It is able to shoot video files either in XAVC S and AVCHD format. But I’m always failed in importing MP4 output footage to Resolve 10 for editing, no audios there. What did that happen? Why the audio files missed when importing my MP4 footage? Any good solutions there?’

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Though Sony Alpha A7S is capable of recording Full HD 1920×1080 footage at 60p, 30p, 24p and 1280×720 footage at 120p in XAVC S recording format with MP4 wrapper, this XAVC S codec MP4 cannot be directly accepted by some hot NLEs as you know. Considering the XAVC S MP4 format is not an ideal video format for editing software to support owing to its special codec, so we have to convert the MP4 files from Sony A7s into best editing codec for Davinci Resolve.

To accomplish the task to convert Sony A7s MP4 files to DNxHD MOV, which could be the best supported one for DaVinci Resolve 10/11, we highly recommend you this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac you can take as a good video converting assistant. Now let’s together read on to find a tutorial explaining how to transcode Sony A7s MP4 to DNxHD MOV format for working smoothly in DaVinci Resolve without quality loss.

Workflow: Convert Sony A7s MP4 to DaVinci Resolve for editing:

Step 1: Start up this program as a Sony A7s MP4 Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add files’ to input your source media on the main interface.


Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve(necessary!)

To convert Sony A7s MP4 to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. You may see other suitable ones for other NLEs such like FCP, Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc.


Step 3: Custom video and audio settings(Optional)

If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.


When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance. From the guide above, you may find it is so easier for us to import the Sony A7s MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve for editing.