Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. And it’s good news that Avid ships the new Media Composer 7 with lots of new features. With Media Composer 7, you gain accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, automated media management, and Interplay Sphere for Mac support, extending real-time production everywhere. While, something frustrating for Sony XDCAM users is that XDCAM AMA plugin for Media Composer 7 is not available. So, how to deal with Sony XDCAM files in Avid MC7?
In usual, we can use Avid Media Access (AMA) to directly link with Sony XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX videos. However, when AMA Plugin is not workable in Avid Media Composer, but you want to have a smooth XDCAM Workflow in Avid MC7, an alternative solution is to transcode Sony XDCAM media to Avid MC most compatible format DNxHD.What if Sony XDCAM AMA Plugin not available for Avid MC7- Solution:Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XDCAM Converter for Avid MC. It's able to convert XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX files like PMW-EX1, PMW-EX to Avid more compatible format DNxHD video. If meet the XDCAM to Avid MC 7 issues on Windows PC, please get XDCAM Video Converter
to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony XDCAM files to DNxHD.1.
Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XDCAM files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.2.
Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.3.
Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality. Tip:
You can also click Edit button to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, add *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitles to your original videos.4.
Start to convert Sony XDCAM HD/EX footages to Avid Media Composer 7 favorable DNxHD .mov format via hitting the Convert button.
When the conversion is 100% completed, you can get the resulted video via hitting on Open button. Moment later, you can import and edit Sony XDCAM HD/EX media in Avid MC 7 with ease. Don’t worry about any quality loss.Related tutorials:Importing Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM footage into FCP XConverting Sony XDCAM footage to QuickTime MOVImporting Sony XDCAM HD files to Pinnacle StudioSolution to Premiere Pro's problem with Canon XF100 MXF filesHow to import movie from Panasonic DMC-LX7 to iMovieHow to use Sony NEX-5 videos on Mac
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