Sony XAVC S to Avid importing, Edit Sony a68 XAVC S files in Avid Media Composer

The a68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600[iv] sensitivity range. It’s teamed with Sony’s speedy BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction for pristine, finely detailed shots every time.

The Sony a68 employs the efficient XAVC S format to shoot video files for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. If for whatever reason you are having issues working with Sony a68 XAVC S footage in Avid, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with Avid prior, such as DNxHD codec, Avid Media Composer’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well. Follow this guide to learn how to transcode Sony a68 XAVC S files to DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid.

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Convert Sony a68 XAVC S files to DNxHD MOV for Avid on Mac

1. Run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the professional Sony a68 to Avid Converter, then click “Add File” button to import Sony a68 XAVC S files to this powerful program. Or you can directly drag and drop the Sony a68 XAVC S files to the converter.

Sony a68 to Avid Converter

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

Convert Sony a68 XAVC S to DNxHD MOV

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

3. When settings done, click the “Convert” button under the preview window, to convert Sony a68 XAVC S to Avid native DNxHD MOV on Mac with high video and audio quality.

After Sony a68 XAVC S to DNxHD conversion process completed, 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 the Sony a68 XAVC S footages in Avid Media Composer on Mac without any issue.