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Transcode Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac


    Within Sony's XDCAM Series, XDCAM HD422 products (including Sony PMW-100, PDW-F800, PDW-700, PMW-500) are in the top line. Today, they represent an ever-expanding range that delivers a brilliant image resolution of 1920 x 1080 and eight-channel 24-bit uncompressed audio. With fast file-based operation and outstanding picture quality, XDCAM HD422 products are ideal for applications such as news gathering, documentaries, and mainstream entertainment programs. Whereas, it’s a bit hard when importing and editing XDCAM HD422 video footage with NLE like Avid Media Composer.


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    What caused the problems? As we know, XDCAM HD422 products record and play back high definition video with 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions using MPEG HD422 compression and the XDCAM HD422 video footage is wrapped in an MXF container, which is can not natively imported by many professional video editing application, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro an more. Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, if you want to import Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Avid MC smoothly, you’d better transcode your MXF files to Avid Media Composer most compatible format Avid DNxHD first.


    Overall, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the professional assistant that can perfectly output XDCAM HD422 MXF to various video professional video editing codec for non-linear video editing application. Besides Avid DNxHD for further post-production workflow in Avid Media Composer, it also can generate Apple ProRes Codec to import and edit with Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for editing free with iMovie, MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro. If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version – MXF Converter. Below is the workflow of Sony XDCAM HD422 to Avid DNxHD conversion.


    Download Sony MXF Converter for Mac:


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    How to transcode Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF to Avid DNxHD on Mac OS X


    Step 1. Load Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF footage


    Run the top-rated Mac MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter. Click "Add" to load the source Sony MXF files. You can combine some MXF clips by checking the “Merge into one” box.


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    Step 2. Set Avid DNxHD as output format


    Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.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.


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    Step 4: Start rewrapping Sony MXF to Avid MC


    When above steps finished, hit Convert button to start converting Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF to Avid DNxHD on Mac OS X for editing in Avid MC with a super fast speed.


    After the conversion, you can simply click “Open” button to get the generated files and then transfer Sony XDCAM HD422 footage into Avid MC to do further editing with no issues.


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