Friday, January 30, 2015

Tutorial: Get Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S/MP4 into Avid Media Composer

In order to have smooth work with the Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S footage. In this article, I will list specifics about a workflow of AS100V 50Mbps XAVC S codec through Avid Media Composer. What’s more would like to introduce you’re a professional XAVC S video converter to help you get out of the trouble in importing HDR-AS100V XAVC S/MP4 recordings to Avid Media Composer for further editing.

Attractive features of Sony HDR-AS100V camera:

Sony's Action Cam HDR-AS100V lets you shoot in rain or snow without using the bundled (and relatively bulky) waterproof case. Professional shooters can take advantage of new time-code support when editing XAVC S footage with Vegas Pro, making it easy to merge clips from the Action Cam with content from a variety of other cameras. While with the output footage encode by XAVC S and MP4 format, do you know the difference? 

What a pity that XAVC S files cannot be suitable for most NLEs:

According to the introduction above, if you wanna edit your AS100V XAVC files in FCPSony Vegas, etc or convert XAVC S to other common videos for other usage, some issues you will meet during the process there. Cause the XAVC-S format differs from XAVC in that it uses GOP codec of H.264/AVC for video file compression; it’s not an ideal editable format for NLE based on many users’ experience.

Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac---best XAVC S video converter for users

To achieve the goal, Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It's able to convert XAVC S files from Sony HDR-AS100V to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while, this program can export the ‘DNxHD MOV’ especially for Avid Media Composer. What’s more, it can work well with all Mac and Windows operation systems.

Convert Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S footage for Editing in Avid Media Composer.

Step 1: Install and launch the Windows XAVC-S Converter and load the recordings to it with ‘Add videos’ or ‘Add from folders’. If you want to merge several clips, just need to check the "Merge into one" box. 

Step 2. Follow our steps to come to the output list, here just drop down the column, we can easily find the suitable ones. ‘Avid Media Composer’>>’DNxHD (*.mov’) could be our best one.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. Here you can set the good settings for your output videos when editing in Avid MC.

Notes: If you have download the newest Windows version, with the attractive upgraded function, we can enjoying encoding and decoding the H.265/HEVC videos here, is that cool?

At the end of this page, if you have done all the preparation wok, why not hit the big button ‘Convert’ to start our job nicely? Just transfer your files into Avid MC, is this so easy for us to edit Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S/MP4 footage in Avid Media Composer? Still more issues? Welcome to leave as the comments below!

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