The Sony A6300 records HD 1080p videos in frame rates up to 120fps and UHD 4K medias in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps with the XAVC S format wrapped by .mp4 format. However, if you get some XAVC S files recorded from Sony A6300 and intend to edit 4k XAVC S files in Davinci Resolve, you’ll get a bit disappointed.

XAVC or XAVC S files in Davinci Resolve

“I have tried importing 4k XAVC S files from a Sony a6300 camera, into Davinci Resolve 11, the imported files do not run smoothly when viewing them. IS it compatible with Resolve?”

Actually, XAVC and XAVC-S, or AVCHD, or any other similar format is very efficient for encoding video data into small file sizes. It is not however easy or quick to decode for high-quality finishing and post production processing. In other words, it’s hard to work your Sony a6300 4k XAVC S footage in Davinci Resolve (even the latest version Resolve 14).

Fortunately, there is an easy workaround for you- convert your 4K XAVC S clips to a more editable video format for Davinci Resolve, such as ProRes, DNxHD.

UFUShare Video Converter for Windows or Mac is the versatile Sony A6300 4K XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve 12 transcoding software on Mac, the one used here can meet your demands with its simple interface, but rich functions:

  • Transcode Sony A6300 4K XAVC S files to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve 12 formats with keeping video quality.
  • Provide simple editing function like trimming, cropping, adding special effect and inserting subtitles.
  • Compress 4k videos to 1080p files with smaller size for smoothly editing
  • Allow you to set the video/audio output parameters to get customized video effect.
  • Convert 4K files to editable footage for FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, etc.
  • Rewrap 4K videos for playback on iPhone (X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus), iPad (Pro/Mini 4), Galaxy Note (5), Roku (4), Apple TV (4), etc.

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How to Transcode and Import Sony a6300 4k XAVC S Files to Davinci Resolve?

Step 1. Add Sony a6300 recorded 4k XAVC S files

Download, install and run the 4K XAVC S Converter; click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import source video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

Sony a6300 4k XAVC S Files to Davinci Resolve

Step 2. Select output format

Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. For Windows users, Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) is the best option.

Sony A6300 to Apple ProRes 422/4444 MOV format

Tip – Profile Settings:

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start converting Sony A6300 4K XAVC S files

Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony A6300 4K XAVC S for Davinci Resolve immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Resolve 11/12/13/14 perfectly.

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