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Enable XAVC S files from Sony A7S work with Davinci Resolve

Summary: Get Sony A7S II XAVC S 4K Video imported to Davinci Resolve 12/11/10 for smooth editing workflow with the solution provided in this article.

The Sony A7S is a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video. Beyond the standard AVCHD format, the Sony A7S also supports the XAVC S codec (rewrapped in MP4 format), previously found only in Sony's high-end Handycam professional camcorders. The XAVC S codec was designed to be able to accommodate 4K video, but in the case of the A7S provides high-bitrate full HD, at 50 Megabits/second. While enjoying the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality, many users are having problems importing Sony A7S XAVC S media into Davinci Resolve for editing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

Actually , the XAVC S codec it shoots in wraps its files into MP4s. These files are extremely difficult to import into all my major film editing software, like Davinci Resolve. According to our experience and other user's feedback, to make your Sony Alpha a7S XAVC-S work well in Davinci Resolve, it’s highly recommended converting a7S XAVC-S clips to for Davinci Resolve editing use.

Here, the ease of use program but reliable application - Brorsoft Video Converter (Get Mac version) can do a big favor to you! It is capable of transcoding Sony A7S 4K XAVC S to Davinci Resolve 12/11/10 best compatible editing codec DNxHD mov. The program also helps to encode XAVC/XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and other NLE editing programs highly compatible editing formats.

How to import Alpha a7S XAVC S to Davinci Resolve for editing?

Step 1: Add source videos

After downloading, install and run this Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the AVCHD/XAVC S files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

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/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, XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10 for natively editing.

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