Load XAVC media from Sony PXW-X200 to Avid Media Composer

Summary: Looking for ways to make Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files editable in Avid? In this article, you will find the best solution to importing Sony PXW-X200 XAVC videos in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7.

The Sony PXW-X200 is a compact XDCAM camcorder featuring three 1/2" Exmor CMOS sensors with higher sensitivity and improved signal-to-noise ratio. The PXW-X200 supports not only MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF, which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, but also XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. If you've got some XAVC material from Sony PXW-X200, you will research possible workflows for XAVC to Avid Media Composer, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony PXW-X200 XAVC in Avid Media Composer. In this article, we will list specifics about a workflow of XAVC codec from Sony PXW-X200 to Avid MC.

Actually, Avid has supported Sony's XAVC codec since recent update(Note Avid won't support 4K XAVC). Like most Avid workflows these days, video is imported via Avid Media Access (AMA). To make this work for both XAVC, the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid (PDZK-MA2) is needed. Once installed, launch Avid Media Composer and you can import your Sony XAVC videos in usual. Whereas, when we handle the XAVC files from Sony PXW-X200 to Avid, there are still some issues occurred during the importing and editing process. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode Sony XAVC to a more "edit" friendly codec like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

How to complete the conversion easily? You just need Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you. With this professional Mac XAVC converter, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC from Sony PXW-X200 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. If you want to encode XAVC to an editable format on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to Convert Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to Avid MC on Mac Losslessly

STEP 1. Download, install and run the XAVC to DNxHD converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC videos from Sony PXW-X200.

STEP 2. Click Format bar and choose "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format. It ensures the best quality in Avid Media Composer.

STEP 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

STEP 4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to DNxHD .mov for importing to Avid MC immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Avid Media Composer 5/6/7 perfectly.

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