How to Work Sony F55 XAVC clips in Avid Media Composer(Avid MC)

Summary: Here is the quick tutorial for you that will show you the simplicity of importing Sony F55 4K XAVC into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7 flawlessly. Follow it now.

The Sony F55 features an 8.9MP Super 35mm image sensor, capable of capturing 4K, 2K and HD resolution video in a variety of formats via the camera's internal recorder. You may have got it for your movie recoding. However, when you are searching for Sony F55 workflow, something may let you down. For example, when import Sony F55 4K XAVC to Avid Media Composer, you just find that this may be hard work. Although Sony provides you with some plug-ins for your problems, it doesn't work all the time. Got frustrated? I will quickly walk you through this brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed a smooth editing with Sony F55 4K XAVC files in Avid Media Composer.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

It’s a really simple and quick solution: using the third-party program to convert F55 4K to Avid Media Composer native editing format - DNxHD. Overall, this program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which not only can convert Sony F55, F5, PXW-X180, PXW-X70 recorded XAVC footage to DNxHD codec MOV, but also provides other NLE ideal formats like Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie/Final Cut Express, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more for Mac editing. To work with Sony XAVC video clips on Windows, please choose Brorsoft Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Sony F55 4K XAVC files to DNxHD .mov for Avid on Mac

Step 1: Get the XAVC Converter for Mac, launch it to add your Sony F55 4K files.

Step 2: Click on “ Format” and you will get a dropdown menu , then move you pointer to Avid Studio > Avid DNxHD(*.mov).

Step 3: Click the button for "Convert" and you will start converting Sony F55 4K XAVC to Avid DNxHD immediately under Mac OS X.

Some more helpful features of the Mac XAVC to Avid MC Converter:

1. File Merging- If you want to merge XAVC files, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

2. Profile Settings- You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface in Profile Settings by clicking Settings on the main interface according to your needs to optimize the output file quality.

3. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- Click Edit button to trim, crop, add watermark, etc.

Once the 4K XAVC to Avid conversion is done, you can transfer Sony F55 footage into Avid Media Composer (Version 7/6.5/6/5.5/5…) for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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