The PXW-X180 is the latest addition to the Sony XDCAM Series. The camera can record in a multitude of video codecs, from the newer XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs, to the older XDCAM MPEG HD 422 50Mbps and 420 35Mbps codecs, as well as the more consumer AVCHD and DV codecs. This allows the Sony PXW-X180 to fit into virtually any workflow. Although more and more NEL systems can support XAVC codec- apparently not all flavors work well. It is still not easy to import Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac.

In order to make Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files compatible with Avid, the easy workaround is to convert Sony XAVC files to Avid compatible format. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Sony PXW-X180 videos for editing, playing in Avid in detail.


How to Import Sony PXW-X180 footage to Avid Media Composer for editing?

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1. Launch the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Avid Converter, and click “Add File” button to import your Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video files to the program.

Sony XAVC to Avid Converter

2. Choose output format that you need. To edit Sony PXW-X180 with Avid Media Composer, you can choose DNxHD MOV format, this is native format for Avid Media Composer editing.

Convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to DNxHD MOV

3. If you want to adjust output parameters, You can adjust the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

adjust video and audio settings

4. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to DNxHD MOV for Avid with fast speed and high quality, you just need to wait some time, when the conversion finished, you can open the output folder to get the generated files, and then you can edit videos in Avid Media Composer freely.