How to Import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V AVCHD videos to Avid Media Composer

Outline: Can Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V XAVC S footages can be smoothly edit with Avid Media Composer? Find the answer in this paper. 

Sony's latest superzoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V ($429.99), equiped with an excellent pop-up electronic viewfinder and a control ring around its lens. It's a solid superzoom, and is loaded with features that include a 30x zoom ratio, Wi-Fi, an in-camera GPS, and image quality that exceeds competing cameras from Canon. Its 18-megapixel image sensor offers more than enough resolution at lower ISOs, images suffer when shooting at the sensitivities required for quick shutter speeds or dim light photography. 


The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V can capture 1080 60p in AVCHD format, which is not an edit-friendly codec for Avid MC. Even the recent version Avid Media Composer claimed that it can natively support AVCHD files, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD clips in Avid. Plus, even the Media Composer can ingest your AVCHD files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. 

Also, from Avid official website, we found that videos in DNxHD or XDCAM are best codesc for Avid editing, and DNxHD codec can be more better. So the best way to solve AVCHD won’t edit in Avid Media Composer issues is to transcode Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V AVCHD footages to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer.  

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a AVCHD files natively to Avid Converter under Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. To DNXHD codec .mov format which is best supported by Avid Media Composer. Besides, you can also transcode the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V AVCHD videos to an editable format like ProRes for FCPAIC for iMovie/FCEMOV for Adobe Premiere. (Read review


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Steps tutorial for transcoding Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid 

1.Download the best Sony AVCHD to DNxHD for Mac, follow the prompts to install the program. Run this program. Click "Add" to load Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90Vvideo files or directly drag the files into file list.  

2.Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid Media Composer native editing.  


3.If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.  

4. Click "Convert" to start to convert Sony AVCHD to Avid DNxHD codec for natively editing.  

Now you may have known the easy way to convert Sony to AMC, after conversion, import the converted video files to Avid, then you can edit it smoothly without problems.  

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