If you experience any issues working with Sony Alpha a7s XAVC S footage in Edius Pro 9/8/7/6, you can find out a solution to your problem here in post. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony a7s XAVC S MP4 media to DNxHD/WMV for use in Edius Pro 9/8/7/6 with optimum performance.

XAVC or XAVC S to EDIUS Converter

How can I get Edius Pro 9/8/7/6 to recognize XAVC S MP4 from my Sony a7s Camera?

“Hi, folks, I edit with Edius 7 and would like to import XAVC S MP4 footage from a Sony a7s camera to it for post production. My issue is that I can’t get Edius 7 to recognize Sony a7s XAVC S content as import. Is there any other affordable way to deal with this? Any suggestions?”

If you don’t want to pay for upgrading to the most recent EDIUS Pro 9, you can buy an affordable third party app like UFUShare Video Converter for Windows or Mac to process “transcoded editing” – meaning you transcode Sony a7s XAVC S MP4 to a format that is fully compatible with Edius Pro 9/8/7/6 before editing, and then you can use them in your NLE system directly and smoothly.

You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.

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Sony a7s XAVC S and EDIUS workflow – How to convert Sony a7s XAVC S MP4 for working with Edius Pro 9/8/7/6?

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open up Video Converter as a professional Sony a7s XAVC S to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.

Sony a7s XAVC S to EDIUS Converter

Step 2: Select output format for Edius Pro 9/8/7/6

This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

Convert Sony a7s XAVC S MP4 to HD WMV for Edius Pro 9/8/7/6

Transcode Sony a7s XAVC S MP4 to DNxHD .mov for Edius Pro 9/8/7/6

Step 3: Modify video and audio settings

If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Start Sony a7s XAVC S conversion

When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in Edius Pro 9/8/7/6 easily and directly.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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