With the most advanced color corrector, DaVinci Resolve can help you creating beautiful videos with Hollywood style just as other professional directors do. While editing with DaVinci Resolve, many folks have high wishes for Resolve 11/12 to add support for 4K XAVC-Long GOP from Sony FS7. If you're in such a situation, you can read on to learn more. In this article, you will learn the reason why Resolve 11/12 has no ability to edit XAVC-L from FS7 and how to get a smooth Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L and DaVinci Resolve workflow.
For those not familiar, XAVC L is Sony's professional MXF-wrapped long GOP codec, 10-bit 4:2:2 (including existing UHD and 4K as of firmware update 2.0). I've been testing the Sony FS7 which shoots XAVC L. Resolve will read the MXF files but will not playback properly since it doesn't recognize the gop structure.
Granted, up to now, DaVinci Resolve 11.3 supports Sony XAVC Intra encoding without much problem, but in fact, editing Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L at 240 Mbps in Resolve requires 1/4th the cost in memory and storage. Thankfully you probably don't have to buy a new computer... but you'd better to convert such high definition 4K XAVC-Long GOP videos from Sony FS7 to DaVinci Resolve using DNxHD.mov (1080p) as primary delivery format to solve the incompatible trouble.
iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the versatile 4K XAVC-L to DaVinci Resolve transcoding software on Mac, the one used here can meet your demands with its simple interface, but rich functions:
All these are reasons why this 4K XAVC-L video Converter for Mac worth a try. Thus, it is highly recommended on many forums. So, what does the workflow look like?
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Step 1: Add Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L files to the program
Copy the Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L files to your hard drive. Launch the 4K XAVC-L video converter. Click "Add video" icon to load 4K XAVC-Long GOP video files or directly drag & drop the files into file list.
Step 2: Choose Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as output format for DaVinci Resolve
Click on the "Format" bar and choose a best editable format for editing in DaVinci Resolve. Here "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" is highly recommended as output format. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" as the target format.
Step 3: 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.
Note: You’d better downscale Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L to 1080p for importing and editing in DaVinci Resolve easily.
Step 4: Start Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L to DaVinci Resolve conversion on Mac OS X
Hit the "Start conversion" button of the best 4K XAVC L video Converter; it will start converting Sony FS7 4K XAVC Long GOP files for importing to DaVinci Resolve 11/12 immediately. It's amazing, huh? Just follow the above guide to get your smooth Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L and DaVinci Resolve workflow and go on your movie director experience.
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