How to edit Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K videos in Avid MC or Davinci Resolve on Mac?

The aptly-named Sony a7R II shares the much-improved ergonomic redesign introduced by its A7 II sibling, as well as presenting a whole host of new features and technology aimed at providing the utmost in image and video quality as well as performance. The Sony A7 II is a more matured, more well-rounded camera and therefore an even more enticing option for those wanting full-frame image quality but not a full-frame DSLR-sized camera. Like the A7S before it, the a7R II is able to capture ultra-high-resolution 4K video (3840 x 2160), however, unlike the “S” model, it can record 4K video internally to the memory card. The a7R II makes use of Sony’s higher bitrate XAVC S file format, which supports 4K bitrates up to 100Mbps.

If you’ve got a Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like a7R II, the 4K XAVC S format will not be an unfamiliar for you. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. 4K XAVC S still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Avid MC and Davinci Resolve can’t ingest Sony a7R II XAVC S MP4 videos directly. In this article, I will share the Sony a7R II to Avid MC/Davinci workflow with you.

We can’t import and edit 4K XAVC S in Avid MC or Davinci Resolve directly. As we all know, DNxHD is the codec that Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert Sony a7R II XAVC S footage to DNxHD MOV for edting in Avid MC/Davinci. After the XAVC S to DNxHD MOV conversion, you can directly import and edit the 100Mbps XAVC S files in Avid MC/Davinci without any importing problems.

aPubsoft HD Converter for Mac as the best XAVC S to Avid/Davinci Converter can convert Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K recordings to any video format on Mac.

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How to convert Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S videos for Avid MC/Davinci editing?

Step 1. Import Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K footages

Install and run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the Sony a7R II to Avid/Davinci Converter, and click the “Add File” button to load a7R II XAVC S 4K MP4 videos for conversion. Or you can simply drag the 4K XAVC S footages directly to the converter.

Sony a7R II to Avid/Davinci Converter -  Load Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K footages

Step 2. Choose output format for Avid MC/Davinci

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)”. The DNxHD is the native codec for Avid MC and Davinci Resolve editing.

Convert Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to DNxHD codec MOV

Tip: You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Step 3. Start Sony a7R II to Avid/Davinci conversion

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window to convert Sony a7R II XAVC S to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC and Davinci Resolve on Mac immediately with best quality.

After the Sony XAVC S to DNxHD conversion is finished, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted DNxHD .mov files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K footages in Avid Media Composer 6/7/8 and Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) without issues.

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