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Convert/Edit Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC MXF Footage in Avid Media Composer

As an excellent photographer, what we need is a professional camcorder that can shot high quality footage. For Sony fans, you may not be strange with Sony PXW-FS7 camcorder, one nice shooting camera with Full HD at high frame rates up to 180fps. Also it can output the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast station around the world. Still there will be some problems exist with this camera.

‘Hey guys, I’m wondering if you can help. I’m a video producer and occasionally have shoots where a camera operator will shoot on a Sony PXW-FS7 camera. The footage is usually used in corporate videos. I can’t get Avid to see the raw footage from the camera without converting it. How could I get rid of my trouble? Any ideas there?’

What we can learn from this guide is how to smoothly edit Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC MXF videos in Avid Media Composer. Though Avid Media Composer can handle a ton of formats, XAVC MXF is not included. To be able to use Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC MXF Footage in Adobe flawlessly, here we recommend an assistant called XAVC MXF to Avid Video Converter for Windows/Mac which can easily handle your XAVC files in Avid natively.

Step 1: Load Sony XAVC MXF files to XAVC MXF Video Converter.
Run the nice Sony XAVC MXF Converter for Mac, and load MXF clips to it by clicking “Add video” button.
Tips: Batch video files are allowed to load, joining several video files into big one can be realized by ticking the checkbox of “Merge“.
import mxf
Step 2: Choose Avid compatible format
Click “Format” bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.
mxf profile avid
Step 3:Start conversion
Tap “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF to DNxHD MOV for importing to Avid Media Composer.
Tip: Advanced settings for advanced users:
If you are an advanced user, you can click the ‘Settings’ button and go to the ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings like resolution, video codec, frame rate, or even the audio channel.

Step 3:Start conversion.

Tap “Convert” button to start converting Sony XAVC MXF to DNxHD MOV for importing to Avid Media Composer.
Once the conversion process is at 100%, click “Open” button to get the exported MOV files for Avid MC. Now you can edit the videos in Avid MC without problem.

December 1, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Avid Media ComposerMXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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