This page tells you to import and edit Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S video in Avid Media Composer without any problem. Learn details.
The HXR-NX100 is ergonomically designed to give a lightweight and easy-to-use form factor that ensures quality, reliability and peace of mind during any type of shoot. Further extending the recording flexibility of the Sony NXCAM range, the HXR-NX100 is able to record in AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps for multiple choices and high quality images. Operational flexibility is maximised by recording onto affordable and readily available consumer memory cards. The HXR-NX100 features dual media slots, which enables recording onto two memory cards either simultaneously or via a relay mode, where recording automatically switches when the first card is full.
I think Avid Media Composer could import my Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S/AVCHD files without any trouble, but things do not go well. While dealing with XAVC S/AVCHD files from my NX100, I met a lot of problems. Although Sony have created a special AMA plug-in for AVID (PDZK-MA2), providing support for XAVC files in Avid Media Composer, it can't work sometimes. Via Google searching, you can find lots of issues about XAVC S codec in Avid MC.
To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony NX100 XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly codec for Avid Media Composer, DNxHD is the best recommend. So I share the guide here with you how to convert Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S to Avid friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac .
It can be used as a professional XAVC S Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks(10.9), Yosemite(10.10), El Capitan(10.11). With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer without losing quality. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Below is how.
Convert and Import Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8
Step 1: After launching the XAVC S Converter on Mac, load your XAVC S footage to it from your camcorder. If necessary, you can click the button “Merge into one” to join several XAVC S videos to one file.
Step 2: Click Format bar and choose output format.
To convert Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S Mac conversion.
Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Sony HXR-NX100 XAVC S footage into Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7 for smooth editing.
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