Summary: You may find that Avid Media Composer won’t work beautifully with Sony PXW-X320 XAVC videos. The easy workaround to resolve the issues is to convert Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV, a more editable format for Avid MC.
The PXW-X320, with various functions inherited from Sony's world-acclaimed XDCAM camcorders and yet highly cost effective with lens included has won lots of users. The PXW-X320 supports recording in MPEG HD422, MPEG HD, MPEG IMX, and DVCAM. In additional, XAVC is also supported offering high quality content creation in the HD domain.
“I followed instructions on installing PDZK-MA2_v2.31_for Mac driver to make XAVC files editable in Avid with AMA. However, when I load the XAVC footage into the source monitor it says: CORE CONSISTENCY CHECK FAILURE. What’s the problem?”
Although Avid plug-in can solve some people’s confusion about importing XAVC to Avid MC for editing, it’s not for all the cases. The simplest workaround I found on Google is to convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to DNxHD MOV, which is compatible with Avid Media Composer, with a powerful third party program if you are eager to get a fluent workflow.
Tips: Main supported video formats for Avid Media Composer:
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.
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review) is the solid tool to help users achieve the goal, applying which you are capable of converting Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV with lossless quality at faster speed so that you can edit Sony X320 XAVC in Avid MC without any problem. Besides, the program is developed with some useful editing features, including merging several clips into one for easy importing, downsizing the files for editing and storage, adding text/image/video to original files, adding subtitles, replacing original audio tracks, etc.
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How to convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC editing on Mac?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load XAVC video. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start Sony XAVC to DNxHD MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit Sony PXW-X320 XAVC in Avid Media Composer freely.
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