Sony HDR-AS100V and Avid MC Tutorial – Transcode XAVC S to DNxHD

Summary: Problems working Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC-S media with Avid Media Composer? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 60p video in either the high-quality XAVC S (50Mbps) format or MP4 recording format. You will find it a painful experience to import Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S files to Avid Media Composer for editing. So what's the available workflow for Sony HDR-AS100V and Avid MC?

In fact, XAVC S introduced by Sony that allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. It is not the preferred format by Avid Media Composer. You will have problem for transferring these XAVC S videos even with the AMA links. 

To avoid these problems or limit, you do need to convert 4K XAVC S to Avid DNxHD as primary delivery format. The following paragraphs show you how to transcode Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid MC. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut ProiMovie, FCE and more. 

Besides that, it is equipped with some simple but useful editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. If you are a Windows user, turn to Pavtube HD Video Converter.

How to convert Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S for editing in Avid Media Composer

1. Import XAVC-S files to the Mac XAVC-S Video Converter for Mac.

Downlod the best XAVC S Video Converter for Mac, install it on your Mac. Hook your Sony HDR-AS100V to Mac and keep it on; click the left two icons to load XAVC-S footage from Sony FDR-HDR-AS100V to Mac XAVC-S Video Converter like this:



2. Trim out a few clips before converting XAVC-S to Avid.

Now click the pencil-like icon (Edit) and locate the Trim icon, drag the small triangle icons to locate the opening and ending; or click the icons to adjust frame by frame. It also supports setting "Start" and "End" point-in-time.

3. Choose output video format for Avid Media Composer.

Click the drop-down list and choose "Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the most compatible format/codec for AMC editing.



You can free choose the output video quality, size, frame rate by clicking the "Settings".



4. Convert Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC-S files to DNxHD MOV.

Now hit "Convert" and let it running; you can easily locate the converted video by clicking "Open" at the bottom.

After conversion finished, you then are able to transfer converted video into Avid Media Composer and edit in your Avid Media Composer without any problem. What's more, it is not hard to convert 2K/4K XAVC to MP4/FLV/SWF/MOV/AVI/WMV/M4V/MPG.


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