Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Enable XAVC S 4K (UHD) files from Sony A6300 Work With Davinci Resolve 11

Many users are having problems importing Sony A6300 XAVC S media into Davinci Resolve for editing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

For the price, the Sony a6300 is a really nice camera. I do wish that the higher framerate would have been a little cleaner and that it took the importance of audio a little more seriously. However, I do suppose there are limitations to what one can ask for when they’re choosing a camera in this budget. All in all, I would have the attest to the camera being a lovely tool for working with and I think it’d work well for both amateur and professional shooters—especially considering the price.

*XAVC S 4K (UHD) internal recording
*1080 100/120fps recording

If you've got some XAVC S material from Sony A6300, you will research possible workflows for XAVC S to Davinci Resolve, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony a6300 XAVC S in Resolve 11. Whereas, when import XAVC/XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve 11, the result let users down as it comes with lots of incompatible issues.

Will we have to transcode Sony a6300 XAVC S into another codec to be able to work in Davinci Resolve? At present XVAC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Resolve. In order to import the XAVC S files from Sony A6300 to Resolve 11 for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve compatible video formats.

Here, the ease of use program but reliable application - Brorsoft Video Converter (Get Mac version) can do a big favor to you! It is capable of transcoding Sony A6300 4K XAVC S to Davinci Resolve 12/11/10 best compatible editing codec DNxHD mov. The program also helps to encode XAVC/XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and other NLE editing programs highly compatible editing formats.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5.8)

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How to import Sony A6300 XAVC S to Davinci Resolve for editing?

Step 1: Add source videos

After downloading, install and run this Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the AVCHD/XAVC S files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" as the target format.

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3. When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding XAVC S for DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it's freely to import Sony A6300 XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10 for natively editing.

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