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A7RII and Resolve 11/12 - Work and Edit Sony a7r ii 4k xavc s files with Davinci Resolve

April 1, 2016

Although the latest Davinci Resolve added many new features, it still can't support 4k xavc-s. You will encounter incompatibility issues when importing Sony A7R II 4k xavc-s to Davinci Resolve 11/12.

Q:Can't import Sony a7r ii xavc s files into Davinci Resolve? How to fix?
"A problem arose when I tried to import XAVC S files from Sony A7R II into Davinci Resolve. It won’t work… at all. I’ve done some tests looking for a (free) conversion software for XAVC-S to QuickTime .mov. I tried some native Mac apps like Compressor, MPEG Streamclip, and Toast. None worked. Anyone have any other solutions? "

After multiple testing, the only possible way to get around these issues we have figured out is to convert XAVC-S to Davinci Resolve edit-friendly format before editing the files. For those who don't wanna spend time and effort to find a proper video converter that works for you.



Searching high and low, I finally found Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top Sony XAVC S converter app can help us finish the job. Just do some clicks on your mouse with your finger, you can easily convert .xavc s files to DaVinci Resolve compatible format. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding like cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. With the software, you can do action with all xavc/xavc s files (Sony A7R II, Sony A7R, PXW-X70, Sony FS7, Sony AX100, AX1 ) at anytime anywhere now! The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can encode XAVC, XAVC S files for Windows editing. Just download it and follow below steps to convert Sony A7R II XAVC S files to DaVinci Resolve 11/12 now.

How to work Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S video With Davinci Resolve 11/12

1: Add source videos

Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC S files from Sony A7R ii to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.



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.



Step 3. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the XAVC S to Davinci Resolve 12 conversion.

After the conversion, you can easily locate the converted Sony A7R II XAVC S files by clicking the "Open" button in the main interface. Then, you can bring and edit Sony Alpha 7R 2 XAVC S in Davinci Resolve 12 without any issue.

Additional Tips:
1. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. 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.



2. Besides transcoding XAVC S to Resolve, this Mac XAVC S converter also supports converting XAVC S file to Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, After Effects and more editing programs with ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, etc optimal codecs.

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