October 9 2016
Have a weird problem and have a hell of a time figuring out how to import or link XDCAM EX files to Avid Media Composer? Just find out the best solution from this article.
Have a full kownledge of how to import diffrent video codes into Avid Media Composer yet. But I have recently had trouble trying to link to XDCAM-EX footage from a Sony PMW-F3 in Media Composer 7.0.3 on Mac OS. Searching a lot, a practical solution is to convert Sony XDCAM EX to DNxHD, a more compatible format for Avid MC. If you are stuck in the XDCAM EX to Avid Media Composer importing and editing issue, just read on.
Actually, Avid Media Composer has no native support for XDCAM EX .mp4, you need to rewrap the media files to Avid compatible video format. Here Brorosoft Video Converter for Mac can help you to do the conversion work perfectly. It supplies professional profiles for most NLEs, including FCP, Premiere, iMovie, Avid Media Composer etc. If you are a PC user, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter to achieve the goal. Now, download the program and follow the guide below to start XDCAM EX MP4 to Avid Media Composer conversion.
Tips Editing Sony XDCAM EX in Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Load media to the converter
Run the best XDCAM EX Video Converter and click “Add file” button, browse to the XDCAM EX footages and load them to the converter for conversion.
Step 2: Choose a proper output format
Click “Format” bar to choose output format. You are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.
Tip: Advanced video settings 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 3: Start converting XDCAM EX to DNxHD
When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding XDCAM EX video for Avid Media Composer on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, it’s freely to import XDCAM EX files into Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7/8 for natively editing.
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