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How to Fix XAVC-I in Pluraleyes Syncing Issue

Having issues syncing Sony A7SII footage and FS7 XAVC-I using Pluraleyes? Just read this article and get rid of the trouble easily.

How to Fix XAVC-I in Pluraleyes Syncing Issue
I've shot a pile of 4K videos using the Sony FS7 and the XAVC-I codec. Now I am having major issues syncing my FS7 and A7S II footage using Pluraleyes 4.1. It just will not read the XAVC-I UHD file from FS7. Wondering if anyone has worked natively in XAVC-I with Pluraleyes?

Checking the Red Giant site for codec compatibility and I didn't see XAVC-I under the Pluraleyes supported codecs. Searching online, as some guys suggested, a proper workflow would be to import the footage (and this includes XAVC footage) into Ppro or other NLEs rather than dragging files. Then send those imported files to PluralEyes and all should work.

I’ve tried the way, but NO success. What I have to do is to transcode all my footage to ProRes before being able to run it through the software. Now here is the step-by-step instruction how to convert XAVC to ProRes for using in Pluraleyes.

Step 1. Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Ma to fulfill the task. 

This video converter for Mac can be used as a XAVC Converter Mac under OS X(macOS Sierra included) With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC/XAVC-S files to ProRes .mov for smoothly importing and syncing with Pluraleyes 3/3.5/4 effortlessly. Plus, this Mac video converter can help you batch convert MXF, MTS, XAVC, XAVC S, MKV, AVI, MP4 files to various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you're working XAVC, XAVC S clips in PluralEyes on Windows, you'd better get Video Converter. It can help you transcode XAVC footage to WMV for using with PluralEyes on Windows with ease.

Step 2. Run the XAVC converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC-i files. 

Step 3. Click “Format” bar and choose a proper target format.

a. If you are working with PulralEyes on Mac OS X, you’d better select “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for using XAVC in PluralEyes with natively supported video codec. 

b. For who are running on Windows with PulralEyes, HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu is recommended,

Step 4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting XAVC to ProRes/WMV for importing to PluralEyes with smooth syncing.

Related Guides:
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