Convert Sony EX1/EX3 MP4 clips to DNxHD for Avid MC

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Convert Sony EX1/EX3 MP4 clips to DNxHD for Avid MC

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:40 am

Summary: Read on this article you will know how to fast solve Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM MP4 footage editing issues with Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X. Check the solution now.

Source:Convert Sony EX1/EX3 MP4 clips to DNxHD for Avid MC


Enhancing usability and workflow efficiency, both Sony PMW-EX3, PMW-EX3 allow variable frame rates in 1080p, 50Hz/60Hz switchable operation, and full-resolution 1920x1080 sensors with full-resolution recording. When you got the Sony XDCAM EX HD camcorder, you may have the confusion if you can edit some footage shot on Sony EX3 or EX1 with Avid Media Composer. What’s the best way to import Sony PMW- EX1/EX3 video to Avid MC for editing without problems? Does it have the same workflow as importing Sony XDCAM HD422 to Avid MC?

Sony XDCAM EX camcorders usually record MPEG-2 codec MP4 format video, this codec is not good for editing in Media Composer, and you will encounter importing and codec problems when you try to handle Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM EX videos with Avid.

In order to ingest Sony PMW- EX1/EX3 MP4 files into Avis MC for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony EX HD MP4 footage to DNxHD, which is natively supported by Avid. To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Sony XDCAM Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Sony XDCAM converter tool for you. The program comes with several optimized format for Avid Media Composer, which enable you to transcode Sony PMW-EX MP4 to DNxHD .mov for using in Media Composer directly without any rendering or codec problems. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert Sony EX1/EX3 MP4 files to Avid MC.

How to Transfer Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder clips to Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1. Install and launch Sony XDCAM Video Converter to your Mac, and then import Sony PMW-EX3, EX1 MP4 footages to the converter.

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several EX3 clips together.


Step 2. Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.


Step 3. 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. Click convert button to start transcoding PMW-EX1/EX3 MP4 files to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

With this Sony XDCAM EX to Avid converter, you can easily change PMW- EX1/EX3 files to Media Composer for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM EX footages to Avid in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.

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