Edit Sony a7 III 4K XAVC S in DaVinci Resolve
Q: “Does anyone know why DaVinci Resolve cannot open the 4K .mp4 video from Sony A7 III? Thanks for any replies!”
The a7 III feels a lot like the a7 II and a7R III in the hand. Video recording capabilities have also been extended for enhanced quality when recording UHD 4K video with the full width of the full-frame sensor to minimize moiré and aliasing. UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format. Many popular video editors including DaVinci Resolve can’t handle 4K XAVC S video files well. And this article will present you a workaround to load and edit Sony a7 III 4K footage in DaVinci Resolve in detail.
No method is set in stone and always works but best bet would be to convert the Sony a7 III XAVC S files to H.264, DNxHD or ProRes in proper settings before importing into DaVinci Resolve 17, 16,15. There are many converters available on the net… some free, some retail, some better than others. Some guys downloaded the Handbrake software, but this only has 2 options to convert, and both failed. the following software Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is just one example that works well as a XAVC S video converter for Sony a7 III recordings.
This video app can help you to convert XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, DFinal Cut Pro, iMovie and more editing programs compatible format like H.264, MPEG-2, DNxHD, ProRes, AIC, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Converter, player and editor. For Mac users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the alternative choice. Download it and learn the step-by-step tutorial.
How to Convert and Import Sony a7 III XAVC S into DaVinci Resolve
Step 1. Import XAVC S files
Run the XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Converter; click the Add File button to load Sony a7 III 4K .mp4 files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the XAVC S Video Converter directly
Step 2. Select the output format
This 4K file converter offers optimized format preset for DaVinci Resolve. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “4K Video” to set 4K MP4 as the output format.
Step 3. Start conversion
Hit “Convert” button to let the Sony a7 III to DaVinci Resolve supported video format conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be much easier for you to playback and edit with DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15.
Additional features of this Sony 4K Video Converter:
1. You can click “Settings” button then check the “Merge all files into one” box to join multiple video clips together. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
2. You can edit the Sony a7 III XAVC S video before transcoding to a new format. Just select the video that you plan to edit and then click “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.
Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted Sony a7 III video to DaVinci Resolve for editing via clicking File > Import > File.