As it claimed, DaVinci Resolve includes more native camera file support than any other solution! That means you’re editing and grading directly from the wide dynamic range camera originals. Whereas, when import Sony PXW-X160 XAVC to DaVinci Resolve, the result let users down as it comes with lots of incompatible issues.

XAVC or XAVC S files in Davinci Resolve

Q1: No audio for Sony PXW-X160 XAVC in Resolve

“I must admit that I am disappointed: DaVinci Resolve Lite still does not recognize the audio from my Sony PXW-X160 (Just a simple 48k 16b PCM). Do I miss something?”

Q2: Resolve 11 Sony PXW-X160 XAVC problem (no picture)

“I got some footage from the Sony PXW-X160 camera. Resolve should natively play the XAVC codec. But it doesn’t! I can hear the sound, but the picture is black. Just a black screen. I’m running Resolve Lite 11.1.3, and the footage is XAVC Long GOP in a .mxf container. What could be causing this issue?”

In order to import the Sony PXW-X160 XAVC files to DaVinci Resolve for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony PXW-X160 XAVC to DaVinci Resolve compatible video formats. Along with some help from a top XAVC converter like UFUShare Video Converter for Windows or Mac, it can be done quickly and easily.

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use Sony PXW-X160 XAVC converter on Mac. With it, you can convert Sony PXW-X160 XAVC videos to DaVinci Resolve compatible video like DNxHD, QuickTime without any quality loss. What’s more, this software can also transcode Sony PXW-X160 XAVC clips for editing in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc flawlessly.

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How to Transcode Sony PXW-X160 XAVC to DaVinci Resolve?

Step 1. Click “Add” button to load Sony PXW-X160 XAVC files or directly drag the footage to the program. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several video files together.

Sony PXW-X160 XAVC for DaVinci Resolve

Step 2. Hit “Profile” bar to select output format. You can choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime (*.MOV)” as the target format.

Avid Media Composer - Avid DNxHD(*.mov)

Tip: 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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3. When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony PXW-X160 XAVC for DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the XAVC to DNxHD conversion, it’s freely to import Sony PXW-X160 XAVC clips into DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 for natively editing.

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