The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV from Sony is a compact solution for the multimedia image-makers. With the camera, you can record UHD 4K video at 30/24 fps, which helps to produce movies with exceptional clarity. When the shooting is done, you may wonder the possibility of using the RX10 IV 4K XAVC S in Avid Media Composer directly for post editing workflow without using a third-party application. The following article will illustrate this issue for you with great details.
Workflow of 4K XAVC S with Avid Media Composer
For faster and fluid workflow, Sony has created a special free of charge AMA plug-in for AVID (PDZK-MA2 V.3.4). This software for Microsoft Windows and MAC OS X operating systems provides support for XAVC and XDCAM / XDCAM HD files in Avid Media Composer. The bad news is that XAVC S is not currently supported natively by Avid Media Composer. To import XAVC S into Avid for smooth editing, a third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, an editing codec developed by Avid to create mastering-quality media at reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time productivity, whether using local storage or in real-time collaborative workflows.
Transcode RX10 IV 4K XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid
To get the best editing workflow of 4K XAVC S with Avid, then it is essential for you to encode RX10 IV 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer most favorable DNxHD codec. Here, you can get the job easily completed with our powerful yet simple to use application Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review). The program has perfect compatibility with the 4K XAVC S video shot with Sony RX10 IV. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into the application for conversion at one time.
With the program, you can easily produce Avid Media Composer specially optimized high quality and high performance editing codec - DNxHD from Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.
Edit 4K XAVC S with built-in editing options
Before loading the camera footage into Avid for some professional post editing workflow, you can complete some simple editing work with the program's built-in editing functions. You can trim or cut video to remove the unwanted parts from the video, crop video to remove the black bars or unwanted size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, deinterlaced interlaced video into progressive form, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.
For Windows users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
Step by Step to Convert Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Load Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Avid Media Composer best compatible "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" under "Avid Media Composer" main category.
Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 3: Edit Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S video.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Trim video length, crop video file size, add transparent watermark, apply special effect, insert external subtitle.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S to Avid Media Composer 1080p DNxHD conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can get a smooth and high quality workflow of Sony RX IV 4K XAVC S with Avid Media Composer.
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