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Convert & Edit Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S footage in Davinci Resolve 12

Summary: Can Sony A7R Mark II 4K XAVC S footage be edited with Davinci Resolve 12? This is a tutorial about how to import and edit 4K XAVC S files from Sony A7R Mark II in Davinci Resolve with smooth workflow.

Sony’s New a7R II Brings Internal 4K & S-Log, Plus 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization. The new camera brings a whole host of powerful new features, including 5-axis sensor stabilization like that found in the a7II, internal 4K recording to Sony’s XAVC-S format, and a powerful new OLED viewfinder. If you have some XAVC-S videos from Sony A7R Mark ii, chances are you want to edit the XAVC S files in Davinci Resolve 12/11/10. Although the latest Davinci Resolve added many new features, it still can't support 4k xavc-s. You will encounter incompatibility issues when importing 4k xavc-s to Davinci Resolve.

After multiple testing, the only possible way to get around these issues we have figured out is to convert XAVC-S to Davinci Resolve edit-friendly format before editing the files. For those who don't wanna spend time and effort to find a proper video converter that works for you, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly.

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC/XAVC S converter on Mac. With it, you can convert Sony A7R II, Sony A7R, PXW-X70, Sony FS7, Sony AX100, AX1 and more recorded XAVC or XAVC S videos to DaVinci Resolve compatible video like DNxHD, QuickTime without any quality loss. What's more, this software can also transcode XAVC clips for editing in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc flawlessly. The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can encode XAVC, XAVC S files for Windows editing.

How to rewrap and transcode Sony A7R II 4K XAVC S video for Davinci Resolve

1. Load XAVC-S Files to the Program

Run the 4K Video file converter and you can import Sony A7R II 4K XAVC-S clips to the program through "Add Video" button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join XAVC S clips together.

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.


Tips: 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.

Step 3. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the XAVC S to Davinci Resolve 12 conversion.

After the conversion, you can easily locate the converted Sony A7R II XAVC S files by clicking the "Open" button in the main interface. Then, you can bring and edit Sony Alpha 7R 2 XAVC S in Davinci Resolve 12 without any issue.

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