Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to Avid Media Composer

In this article, you can know how to import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files to Avid Media Composer and edit with DNxHD codec, this article will solve your XAVC to Avid compatibility problems.

The Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder is one of the top XDCAM camcorders on the market, many professional users have bought this top camcorder to record high quality videos. It provides professional-quality 4K recording in a familiar handheld form factor. It is capable of recording true 4K 4096×2160 resolution video at up to 50 and 60fps. Utilizing Sony’s XVAC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame recording format, the same found in the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera, the PXW-Z100 records 4K video at a maximum bit rate of 600Mbps.

As the becomes more and more popular, many new questions occured in the meantime. Here we are talking about the best way to importing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage into the non-linear editing systems Avid Media Composer. The other sony XDCAM camcorders have the similar workflow. Below, we outline how to import XAVC into Avid Media Composer.

Import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer

When importing and editing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC videos in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as XAVC format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. DNxHD codec MOV format is the best native format for Avid MC.

So, in order to transfer Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Avid MC, you’d better convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Avid DNxHD for smoothly editing, once you convert Sony PXW-Z100 to Avid DNxHD, you won’t have any importing or editing problems.

Overall, Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac/Windows is just one of the best XAVC format Converter for you to transcode XAVC files for Avid smooth editing on Mac. The program is capable of converting Sony PXW-Z100 as well as Sony XDCAM, Handycam, NEX series, Canon/Panasonic/JVC videos, and convert them to best codec on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Final Cut Pro X (Edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC in FCP X), Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version. Below is the workflow of Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to DNxHD MOV conversion.


How to convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Avid DNxHD MOV

Step 1. Add Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage to the Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC Converter.

Run the top-rated XAVC to MOV Converter. Click “Add” to load the source Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files. When the Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files are loaded to the XAVC Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window.

Step 2. Set Avid DNxHD MOV as output format.

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Select Avid DNxHD MOV.

Step 3. Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

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.

Step 4: Start converting XAVC to Avid MC

Click “Convert” button and the Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer perfectly.


This software can convert nearly all the video formats, such as XAVC, MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOV, MP4, etc. and it has rich optimized formats for editing software like FCP X, Avid MC, iMovie, Premiere Pro, etc. Just take a try now!

Read more: import Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Final Cut Pro XSony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Premiere CS6/CS5, MXF Converter Review

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