Summary: Sony HD1550 XAVC 4K video doesn't work well with Avid MC on Yosemite? What software is the best choice to deal with the XAVC 4K video? How to wrap XAVC 4K video for editing in Avid Media Composer? The answer is Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac- expert for dealing with 4K XAVC problems.
The PDW-HD1550 XDCAM HD422 recorder provides advanced XAVC Intra 422 at 100 Mbps recording capabilities on all types of Professional Disc, including Quad Layer and Triple Layer disc. The recorder also provides an USB interface that supports an SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution. The compact yet powerful recorder can realize smooth jog/shuttle operation by creating proxy data, which feels to the user like tape-based operation.
Merits and demerits are always friends in life. Many HD1550 users have encountered the issue to import XAVC 4K video to Avid MC on Yosemite: “Hi, fellows, I'm wondering if you can help. I am trying to work with 4K video files from the Sony PDW-HD1550 recorder in Avid MC 6. The camera uses a flavor of MXF that is called XAVC. I have tried the traditional importing method and it's a no-go. I have also tried AMA using Sony's XAVC AMA plug-in, however the plug-in doesn't seem to support Avid MC 6. Do you or anyone have any idea how to fix this? Is some kind of conversion step necessary, and if so what's the best way to accomplish that? Please advise options. Thanks in advance.”
To be able to edit Sony HD1550 XAVC 4K video in Avid MC on Yosemite, you should convert XAVC 4K video to Avid MC supported format before editing. Main supported video formats for Avid Media Composer are as following:
DNxHD: This is Avid's baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.
H.264: H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.
MPEG-4: Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The Quicktime plug-ins are installed by default.
Several main Avid Media Composer are listed above, may be the DNxHD can be the best codec which is the most native one for Avid. However, someone there will be confused: How could we import Sony HD1550 XAVC 4K video, the incompatible file, to Avid for editing? For seeking the all-in-one program, we here strongly introduce you Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which has the strong ability of converting all different videos for editing in various NLEs.
Best way to convert Sony HD1550 XAVC 4K video to Avid Media Composer:
Step 1: Open up the program as XAVC 4K video to Avid MC Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click “Add video” to load your source media. If you want to import several files at once, you can click “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu, and then move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)”. The Avid DNxHD .mov format is the only available format when your Avid Media Composer is installed on Mac Yosemite.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, audio channel and so on in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Clicking the “Convert” button, it will convert HD1550 XAVC 4K video to Avid MC on Mac Yosemite.
Conclusion: When the conversion is completed, you will be able to get the output files for Avid MC via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now, you can easily import merged and converted Sony HD1550 XAVC 4K video to Avid MC for editing without interruption and trouble.
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