Monday, May 25, 2015

Edit Sony DSC-WX500 XAVC S in DaVinci Resolve Lite

Summary: Have no idea of importing WX500 XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Lite for advanced editing? This post intends to elaborate how to convert XAVC S to Avid DNxHD for working in DaVinci Resolve Lite with optimal performance.

Q1: Why our users love Sony WX500 camera so much?
Like the HX90, the WX500 is designed to meet the requirements of novice photographers and offers a collection of automatic shooting options, but there are also exposure modes to suit more experienced photographers: shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. Videos, however, can be shot in Full-HD at 8 bit and 4:2:0 at up to 50Mbps in AVCHD, MP4 or the new XAVC S format at 50/60p.

Q2: Causes of XAVC S files cannot be suitable for DaVinci Resolve Lite?
Granted, DaVinci Resolve Lite can handle (usually) 4K XAVC S files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer, but you do need to convert XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Lite using Avid DNxHD as primary delivery format. As same as the issues appeared in other NLEs like FCP, or iMovie/FCE, so let’s find the solutions below.

Q3: Any good professional converting tools can offered to us?
For me, of course, I don’t like convert my source videos, because the quality loss (even you can’t tell from your eyes), but if you have been driven crazy by this problem, then you may like to have a try. What I’ve tried is to convert XAVC S to Avid DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve Lite with the help of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. For Windows users, Pavtube HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Since Mac version has upgraded to, it can also encode/decode H.265/HEVC videos so nicely.


Step-by-step on how to import Sony WX500 XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve Lite for editing:

Step 1: Download, install and launch the smart Mac HD Video Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load XAVC S clips from Sony WX500 to the program. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.

Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format for editing in DaVinci Resolve Lite.

Step 3: It’s optional to edit video files before converting. If you want to do some edit work, just hit the clip first, and then click “Edit selected task” button. As it’s shown to us, the edit function is sufficient for you to make your videos wonderful.

Step 4: Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.

Conclusion: Video and audio qualities are both guaranteed by this WX500 XAVC S converter. When the conversion is finished, you can import converted videos to DaVinci Resolve Lite and edit smoothly.

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