Wednesday, 7 October 2015

How to Import Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 to Avid Media Composer for Editing

Summary: Have you ever captured some videos with your Sony CX405 but not able to upload to edit them on Avid Media Composer? This article will help you a lot to solve this issue. 

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“I have captured some videos clips about 20 or so with my new Sony CX405, the recordings are in XAVC-S/AVCHD format with 4K resolution. I would like to edit them on Avid Media Composer so that I can share these interesting videos with my friends through Internet or on YouTube. But the problem is, my Avid Media Composer has no ability to edit such high definition files, I want to find some apps can import the Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer. Can anyone suggest something to help me out?”

To solve the problem, first, it’s worth mentioning that XAVC-S/AVCHD is an open recording format that was introduced by Sony Inc and can keep footages in 4K resolution (4096*2160 and 3840*2160) at up to 60 fps. If you recorded some videos with Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD and want to convert the clips to Avid for editing, no matter on Windows or Mac, you may get problems as showed above. Many users are used to editing videos with Avid Media Composer, but Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD recorded XAVC-S/AVCHD video can’t be supported by this edit software. This is due to the video codec program. You will see that Avid Media Composer supported formats are limited from its official page, XAVC-S/AVCHD format is not included.

To be able to use Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD 4K footage easily, we would recommend transcoding PXW-FS5 XAVC-S/AVCHD to a format that is best suitable for your editing program. You are recommended to use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which enables you to directly output Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD to Avid Media Composer optimized DNxHD MOV format. If you are Windows user, for windows available here. In this article I take Mac version as an example, Window version have the same steps and the functions.


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- Amazon Download:
- Cnet Download:

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Step 1: Free download this best XAVC-S/AVCHD to Avid converter. 

Install and run it as the best Sony XAVC-S/AVCHD to Avid converter. Click the “Add video” button to load Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC-S/AVCHD videos. “Add from Folder” and put your XAVC-S/AVCHD videos into it by drag and drop are both OK. 


Step 2: Select “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output video format compatible with Avid Media Composer 

Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format. 


Step 3: Adjust the output video’s parameters as you want 

Click “Settings” button and you can change the size, the bit rate for getting the perfect effects. 


Step 4: Convert Sony XAVC-S/AVCHD video files to Avid Media Composer 

Click the “Convert” button to start converting PXW-FS5 XAVC-S/AVCHD video files to DNxHD MOV format. After conversion, you can edit XAVC-S/AVCHD files from Sony CX405 in Avid Media Composer smoothly. 

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1 comment:

  1. you can also use Avdshare Video Converter to Import Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 to Avid Media Composer