This post presents a fast and easy way to transcode Sony PXW-X280 XAVC MXF files for editing in Avid Media Composer maintaining original quality of the .mxf files.

XAVC files to Avid

How can I load Sony PXW-X280 XAVC files into Avid Media Composer?

“Hi, all, I’ve got a couple of video recordings download from a Sony PXW-X280 camcorder. The files are 1920X1080 .MXF files (not 4K) and the person that I got the files from says he was using XAVC, a codec which seems to be the codec that will be used in all future cameras. Since the files were taken out of the folder structure my editing program (Avid Media Composer) will not recognize them as import. My question is, how can I load PXW-X280 XAVC/MXF files into Avid in a quick and simple way? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”

If you tried to load Sony PXW-X280 XAVC footage to Avid Media Composer and it was a no go, we do recommend encoding PXW-X280 MXF files to DNxHD MOV for a fast and fluid workflow. This requires 3rd party program like UFUShare Video Converter (for Mac), which features great capability to convert XAVC and XAVC-S footage (XAVC is an MXF wrapper and XAVC-S is an mp4 wrapper) to best suited editing formats for use in NLEs like Avid, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, iMovie, FCE, FCP (X), DaVinci Resolve, EDIUS, and more. In addition to XAVC/XAVC-S footage (including XAVC 4K and XAVC-S 4K), it also comes with ability to handle camera footage in format of AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, MOV, DV AVI…, being able to convert them to ProRes, AIC, DNxHD, DVCPRO, DV…for use in various NLE apps.

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Guide of Converting Sony PXW-X280 XAVC for Avid Media Composer

Step 1. Below is the main interface of this Sony PXW-X280 XAVC to Avid Converter. Both Mac version and Windows version are available.

Step 2. After you launched the program, you can add your Sony PXW-X280 XAVC files into it. Nearly all the video formats are supported to import and export, and you can add many files at one time for batch conversion.

Sony PXW-X280 XAVC to Avid

Step 3. There are many formats for output, to edit Sony PXW-X280 XAVC with Avid Media Composer, you can select Avid DNxHD codec MOV format.

Sony PXW-X280 XAVC to DNxHD

Step 4. Customization feature is useful in this software.

Step 5. After you do these configures, you can press convert button to start the conversion.

Now you may have known the way to convert Sony PXW-X280 XAVC to Avid Media Composer, just take a try now! With this tool you can edit XAVC files with Avid MC natively!

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