Import Sony A68 into Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X El Captian

Summary: This guide easily show you how to use XAVC-S Video Converter to convert Sony FDR-AX100 4K XAVC-S mp4 footage to Avid DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac.


The new Sony a68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses. It features a stabilized 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, a BIONZ X image processor, a "4D FOCUS" system similar to the A77 II's with a whooping 79 autofocus points, an OLED electronic viewfinder, a tilting LCD monitor, and unusually for this class, a top panel status display.

Sony Alpha 68's XAVC S codec video is MP4 format. The Mac editor Avid Media Composer support MP4 video importing although, the XAVC S video codec is still a new one for Avid MC.

Hi, I have Sony Alpha 68 camera for 4K recordings. I cant AMA link to any of my footage as the format is not supported by Avid. And the Alpha 68 which my friends planned to buy also uses this XAVC-S codec. So I'm confused by the XAVC-S/Avid AMA workflow.

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Since you will have problem for importing Alpha 68 XAVC-S videos into Avid MC even with the AMA Plug-in, to make things easier, you had better to transcode Alpha 68 XAVC-S footage to a more editing-friendly format, such as Avid Media Composer's DNxHD .mov.

To convert Alpha 68 XAVC-S MP4 to Avid DNxHD MOV on Mac OS X, this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(review) is highly recommended for its simplicity, efficiency and reliable work flow.

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1. Import Alpha 68 XAVC-S files to the Mac XAVC-S Video Converter.

Step 1: Add Sony Alpha 68 XAVC S files to the program.

Click "Files" menu, from its drop-down option, select "Add Video/Audio" to load source Sony Alpha 68 XAVC S files to the program.


Step 2: Select Avid DNxHD as output format.

From "Format" drop-down panel, select "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" as the output file format for editing with Avid editing programs.


Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.

Open "Profile Settings" window to adjust the output file video codec, size, bit rate, sample rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels according to your own needs.


Step 4: Convert Sony Alpha 68 XAVC S file to Avid Media Composer.

After all the settings is over, start the conversion process by hitting the right-bottom "Convert" button.

When the conversion is completed, click the "Open" icon on the main interface to find the converted files, you can then import and edit those files with Avid Media Composer with no problem.

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