Sony F65 to Avid-Import Sony F65 SR codec footage(.MXF) to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer

This article aims to solve the MXF files from Sony F65 and Avid MC incompatible issues for you.

Sony F65 is a top-end motion picture camera. It features a true step-change in sensor technology, using a 20 Mega pixel 8K CMOS sensor. The F65 runs up to 120Fps, creates HD/2K or genuine 4K resolution images with a huge colour gamut, outstanding dynamic range, and high sensitivity.The F65’s companion SR-R4 SRMASTER recorder captures your work onto solid state SRMemory cards, where your footage is written as MXF data files.

If you are one of the lucky editors who will work with SR codec footage from the Sony F65 camera, then you'll need to know how to get the footage off the cards and into your NLE. This article focuses on Sony F65 MXF to Avid Media Composer workflow.

As it claimed, the combination of MXF file transfers and third-party support for the SR Codec translates into something wonderful: native SR Codec editing. Avid Media Composer 5.5 (and higher) can support the MXF files with the Avid AMA plug-in. While, when users turn to import Sony F65 4K MXF to Avid MC, lots of problems occurred no matter due the MXF format and 4K high resolution.

In order to edit your Sony F65 4K MXF footage in Avid Media Composer smoothly, you should transcode MXF to DNxHD format, which is best supported by Media Composer. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice to get the work done.

Overall, the program is a professional MXF file converter under Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MXF to edit in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. If you are running a Windows PC, please turn to MXF Converter. Below is how.

Transcode Sony F65 MXF videos to Avid MC for smoothly editing

1. Launch the best MXF Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load .mxf videos for converting.

2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the target format.

3. Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.

4. Start to convert Sony F65 footages to Avid Media Composer favorable DNxHD .mov format via hitting the Convert button.

When the conversion is 100% completed, you can get the resulted video via hitting on Open button. Moment later, you can import and edit Sony F65 media in Avid Media 7/6/5/5.5 with ease. Don’t worry about any quality loss.

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