Process to Convert Sony HDR-PJ440 (4K/HD) XAVC-S MP4 files to Davinci Resolve editable codec

Encounter problems while importing XAVC S files from Sony PJ440 to DaVinci Resolve 11 for further editing? This article will offer you an effective solution so that you can edit XAVC S files in DaVinci Resolve 11 smoothly.

The Sony HDR-PJ440 HD Handycam with Built-In Projector and 8GB Internal Memory features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The PJ-440 captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to its 8GB of internal memory or to optional media cards. The camera integrates a small projector in the LCD viewscreen door that allows you to project your footage on a screen instead of having to connect your camera to a monitor to show your footage. The camera's Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7" LCD display with 230K dot resolution.

Video Capture
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 3Mbps
XAVC S HD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 50Mbps
XAVC S HD - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 50Mbps

XAVC-S codec delivers stunning 4K and HD recordings, but lots of consumers complained that they couldn’t work with Sony HDR-PJ440 XAVC-S 4K/HD movies in Davinci Resolve smoothly. Is there a possibility to fix the incompatibility issues? Yes, there is. Our suggestion is “convert them” first. That means you convert Sony PJ440 (4K/HD) XAVC-S footage to a format (e.g. DNxHD) that is suitable for editing in Davinci Resolve first, and then import them to your editing program for post production. This is called “transcoded editing”. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac will do the trick.

It is highly recommended to you which is designed to deal with XAVC S videos for editing in NLEs with optimized codecs including DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve/Avid, Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Premiere and more. If you are a PC user and eager to import XAVC S files to DaVinci Resolve 11, pls turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Windows version. Now, download the software you need and follow the guide below to learn how to encode Sony PJ440 XAVC S files to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve 11.

Download the XAVC/XAVC S converter app:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Transcode Sony HDR-PJ440 XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve 11

Step 1. Click "Add" button to load XAVC S files or directly drag the footage to the program. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join several video files together.

Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" as the target format.

Tip: 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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3. When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding XAVC S for DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it's freely to import XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 11 for natively editing.

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