How can I import and edit Sony PXW-Z450 4K video in Davinci Resolve? If you are looking for an easy and fluid workflow to work with PXW-Z450 4K XAVC video in Davinci Resolve 11 , kee reading... This post displays an easy and direct way to convert Sony Z450 4K footage to DNxHD codec for use in Resolve with optimum performance.
The PXW-Z450 is an advanced 4K shoulder camcorder that records 4K QFHD (3840x2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as a variety of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. Thanks to a specially-developed 4K 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is ideal for a wide variety of 4K operations, allowing you to use a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without having to use an adapter. The camcorder offers the same advanced features as the PXW-X400 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption, alongside excellent networking features such as built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for easy Wireless LAN setup and operation via a mobile or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.
Most users wanna to edit Sony PXW-Z450 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 PXW-Z450 XAVC to Davinci Resolve 11 ? Can anyone suggest something to help us out?
To be able to use Sony PXW-Z450 XAVC 4K footage easily, we would recommend transcoding Sony PXW-Z450 XAVC 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 PXW-Z450 XAVC/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 PXW-Z450 4K XAVC files to DaVinci Resolve 11
Step 1. Click "Add" button to load Sony PXW-Z450 XAVC 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 SonyPXW-Z450 4K XAVC to DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, it's freely to import Sony PXW-Z450 4K XAVC clips into DaVinci Resolve 11 for natively editing.
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