Enable XAVC files recorded from Sony FS7 work with Davinci Resolve
Summary: This article shares some tips and tricks of achieving a fast and fluid workflow of editing FS7 XAVC files on Davinci Resolve.
Granted, up to now, DaVinci Resolve 11.3 supports Sony XAVC Intra encoding without much problem, but in fact, editing Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L at 240 Mbps in Resolve requires 1/4th the cost in memory and storage. Thankfully you probably don't have to buy a new computer... but you'd better to convert such high definition 4K XAVC-Long GOP videos from Sony FS7 to DaVinci Resolve using DNxHD.mov (1080p) as primary delivery format to solve the incompatible trouble.
Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to Davinci Resolve friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC intra footage shot from Sony PXW-FS7 as well as PWM-F5, F55, PXW-X180, etc for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows, please turn to Video Converter, which can help you solve the XAVC codec to Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 incompatibility on Windows.
Download the XAVC/XAVC S converter app:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Guide: How to convert and import Sony FS7 XAVC files to DaVinci Resolve
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this XAVC Converter for DaVinci Resolve, just copy the XAVC files from your Sony FS7 to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.
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.
Tip: 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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from XAVC to DaVinci Resolve will begin immediately.
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