How can I import and edit Sony A9 4K video in Davinci Resolve? If you are looking for an easy and fluid workflow to work with A9 4K XAVC S video in Davinci Resolve 11 , kee reading... This post displays an easy and direct way to convert Sony A9 4K footage to DNxHD codec for use in Resolve with optimum performance.
Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.
Most users wanna to edit Sony A9 footage on Davinci Resolve so that we can share these interesting videos with our friends through Internet or on YouTube. But the problem is, Davinci Resolve has no ability to edit such high definition files, you want to find some apps can import the Sony A9 XAVC S to Davinci Resolve 11 ? Can anyone suggest something to help us out?
To be able to use Sony A9 XAVC S 4K footage easily, we would recommend transcoding Sony A9 XAVC S to a format that is best suitable for your editing program. You are recommended to use UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, which enables you to directly output Sony A9 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Davinci Resolve optimized DNxHD MOV format. If you are Windows user, forwindows available here. In this article I take Mac version as an example, Window version have the same steps and the functions.
For Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP/NT/2000 Users :
For MacOS 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,10.10 Yosemite,10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion ect Users :
Transcode Sony A9 4K XAVC S files to DaVinci Resolve 11
Step 1. Click "Add" button to load Sony A9 XAVC S files or directly drag the footage to the program. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join several video files together.
Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click "Common Video" > "MOV - QuickTime (*.MOV)" as the target format.
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. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
Step 3. When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding SonyA9 4K XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, it's freely to import Sony A9 4K XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 11 for natively editing.
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