Codec to Move XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 from Sony HDR-CX455 to Avid Media Composer

Have you ever run into a situation where you can’t edit XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files in Avid Media Composer. In this part we’ll look at how Avid MC deals with Sony HDR-CX455 4K XAVC S MP4 video and Full HD AVCHD files, and how you can import them for smooth editing.

Sony HDR-CX455 is a Full HD Handycam camcorder that records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper, and records to either microSD memory cards or the internal 8GB of flash memory.

You may have got the Sony HDR-CX455 camcorder and used it recorded some videos, after recording videos, you will need to edit the 4K/HD footages with Avid Media Composer ?

But, Avid Media Composer might not work with XAVC S, AVCHD and some MP4 files due to the codec issue or other reasons. In order to ingest XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files from Sony HDR-CX455 into Avid MC for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 footage to DNxHD, which is natively supported by Avid. To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Mac Video to DNxHD converter tool for you.

Fast convert XAVC S/AVCHD .mts/MP4 Files from Sony HDR-CX455 to DNxHD .mov files, which will fast import into Media Composer. As for video quality, at least I cannot distinguish any loss by naked eyes. And this top XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Avid MC Converter for Mac can also help you convert Sony CX455 recordings to AIC, MPEG-2, MOV(AVC) for iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere, etc. It works as a best Sony Handycam Video 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). For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert Sony HDR-CX455 video files to Avid Media Composer on Mac.

How to Transfer XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video clips from Sony CX455 to Avid Media Composer on Mac

The following will take converting Sony CX455 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Avid DNxHD(*.mov) for Avid MC as an example, it also applies to convert Sony CX455 video clips to other video or audio formats for iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere, etc.

Step 1. Install and launch the best Video Converter on your Mac (Yosemite & El Capitan included) , and then import XAVC S, AVCHD or MP4 files to the converter.

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several Sony CX455 video 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 Sony CX455 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files to DNxHD .mov on Mac.

With the XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Avid converter, you can easily encode XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files or any other video formats to Media Composer for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your source Sony CX455 footages to Avid in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.

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