The Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera produces sharp videos and still images with reduced motion artifacts from vibrations and other camera movement. The ultra-wide-angle lens opens up versatile framing options for recording your adventures, and the included underwater housing is watertight to 197′, letting you plumb aquatic depths right out of the box. The Sony FDR-X3000 can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a bitrate of 100 Mb/s or 24p with a bitrate of 60 Mb/s using XAVC-S codec. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p video at 50 Mb/s in XAVC-S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode.

You may have got the Sony FDR-X3000 camcorder, recorded some 4K footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC-S 4K videos to Avid MC or Davinci for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony X3000 XAVC-S 4K recordings to Avid MC/Davinci. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC-S is the high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Avid MC or Davinci Resolve so far. To import Sony X3000 XAVC-S 4K videos to Avid MC/Davinci for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony X3000 XAVC-S to Avid MC/Davinci supported codec format. The DNxHD MOV is a friendly codec format supported by Avid MC/Davinci. Below is a brief guide for you.

Transcode Sony FDR-X3000 4K XAVC-S for Avid MC/Davinci editing

Step 1. Free download the UFUWare Video Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC-S Converter, which can convert Sony FDR-X3000 4K XAVC-S to DNxHD on Mac with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Install and launch the professional Sony XAVC-S Converter, and click “Add File” button to import the Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC-S 4K videos to the converter, you can also directly drag and drop the Sony XAVC-S files to it.

Sony FDR-X3000 to Avid/Davinci Converter

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar, and choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” as output format from the drop-down menu list. DNxHD is best codec for editing in Avid/Davinci.

Convert Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC-S to DNxHD codec MOV on Mac

Tip: If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate or others according to your need.

Step 4. When settings done, click “Convert” button to convert Sony FDR-X3000 4K XAVC-S to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC/Davinci on Mac.

After the Sony FDR-X3000 XAVC-S to DNxHD conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the converted DNxHD .mov files for importing and editing within Avid Media Composer 6/7/8 or Davinci Resolve 9/10/11/12 on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan included).