Play and Edit Sony a7s II 4K XAVC S in Davinci Resolve

A simple guide leads you to convert Sony a7s II 4K XAVC S files to DNxHD MOV video format so that you can edit your XAVC S files on Davinci Resolve smoothly and easily. 

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Sony a7S II is a popular 4K camera which has come to the high-bit-rate XAVC S format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. As a Sony a7s II user, ever encountered any troubles when importing Sony a7s II XAVC S to Davinci Resolve for editing? This article is mainly to solve the Sony a7s II 4K recordings to Davinci Resolve editing issues. Read on and I think you can get clues as you want. 

Based a group of people's feedback, at present XAVC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Davinci Resolve well. To edit the XAVC S footage in Davinci Resolve smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to DNxHD, which Davinci Resolve works best with. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the Sony a7s II XAVC S to DNxHD transcoding on Mac OS X.  

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC/XAVC S converter on Mac. With it, you can convert Sony a7s II, Sony a99 IISony a6500, Sony AX33, Sony RX100 V, Sony FS5, FS55 and more recorded XAVC S or XAVC videos to DaVinci Resolve compatible video like DNxHD, QuickTime without any quality loss. What's more, this software can also transcode XAVC S clips for editing in Davinci Resolve as well as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc flawlessly. The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can encode Sony a7s II XAVC S files for Windows editing. 


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How to convert Sony a7s II XAVC S to Davinci Resolve compatible files 

Step 1. Load XAVC S files to the converter 

Launch this program, click the Add button or drag your XAVC S files directly onto the interface. Batch conversion is supported to ease your conversion and save time. You can check "Merge into one file" to join several video clips together if necessary. 


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 Sony a7s II 4k video for DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows. 

After the conversion, it's freely to import the transcoded a7s II XAVC S clips into DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10/9 for natively editing. 

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Editing Android Video in Final Cut Pro X/7

Has anyone ever done this before? Were there any difficulties? I'm shooting a short 5 minute video with Samsung Galaxy S7 in .mp4 format. Do all these Android MP4 files work pretty much the same way in Final Cut Pro? How toedit Android video in Final Cut Pro efficiently? 


Although FCP tries to be helpful by automatically changing the sequence settings to match the clip you throw to it, when it comes to the Android, things don't work out so well. FCP doesn't like Android format. To solve this dilemma, you need to take a little up front time and set up a workflow that will convert your Android video into a format that FCP likes. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just the right app for you. 

This video converting tool can effortlessly transcode Android videos in .mp4 into Final Cut Pro more friendly-editable video format such as ProRes MOV, ensuring the maximum editng quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6). More than that, the Mac video converter can also allows you to convert any virtually video like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MP4, MPEG, etc. to Final Cut Pro as well as iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere, etc for your choice. Below is how to convert Android videos to ProRes for using in FCP beautifully. 

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Convert Android video for editing in Final Cut Pro smoothly 

1. Load Android files 

Run the Android video converter, and then click the "Add" button to load the videos clips from your Android tablet or phone. 


2. Choose ProRes as output format 

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. 


Tip: Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit in Final Cut without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings. You can save a lot of render time by making all the clips the same size with this Mac Android Video converter


3. Start conversion on Mac OS X 

Simply click the "Convert" button to start Android video to ProRes conversion and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. 

When the conversion is done, you can import the converted Android movies to FCP without any trouble. 

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Won't Play AVI Files in VLC- Fixed yet

You may have tried every way to play AVI files in VLC, but still failed. Read through this article and I think your VLC AVI playback issues would be resolved easily. 


I just recently installed the VLC player and everything was going fine. Suddenly my video was freezing and I was forced to close everything down. I rebooted my machine but now when I look all of the .avi files on my machine have been greyed out in VLC media player. Any thoughts for opening AVI files in VLC player

Searching further, here's some more information for my troubleshooters. Someone told me to try to drag a drop an .avi file into VLC player, which I did. Unfortunately, what I got was clear sound with no controls and no picture :( 

Then I tried another way some guys recommend. Based on their thoughts, the reason why VLC won't play my AVI videos correctly due to the AVI codecs as AVI is a container video format which generally contains a number of audio, video, and subtitle streams. In the condition, If an AVI file contains a VLC incompatible video codec, it will fail to play in VLC... To add and open AVI files in VLC, a suggestion is to convert AVI to VLC more supported video format with Brorsoft Video Converter

This professional video converter is the solid tool to help users convert AVI to VLC playable H.264 MP4 video on Windows (Windows 10 included) without quality loss. Besides, it also supports converting AVI files to iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad, Galaxy Tab, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Avid Media Composer and more to meet your different needs. If you wanna solve the AVI in VLC playback issues on Mac OS X(including macOS Sierra, El Capitan), please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Download the program to start the AVI to VLC conversion task. 



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Convert AVI to VLC friendly format 

1. Load AVIs 

Run the software and then import your AVI files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion. 


2. Set output format 

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode AVI to mp4, .mov, DivX .avi for playing with VLC. 

Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player. 

3. Start conversion 

Click the "Convert" button start encoding AVI files to VLC media player. 

After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted AVI on VLC beautifully. 

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VOB Files not Seen in Plex- Solution

Just read on this article. We will share the tips and tricks for copying and streaming VOB to Plex in the simplest way. 


As known to all, Plex doesn't support actual ISO or VIDEO_TS files, but I have quite a few files that I ripped off DVDs, where the file format is a single .VOB file. These files don't have any of the menu's or anything from the DVDs. It's simply the video. The point here is, when I streaming these VOB files via Plex to my various devices(kindle tablet, chromecast, web browser, etc.), I get an error saying Plex can't play VOB video... 

To solve the issue, I searched a lot through Plex forum. I found many guys are facing the similar troubles "VOB files not seen in Plex", "Plex won't play VOB files"... That means it's necessary to encode VOB files for Plex. To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter is the bee's knees, which can help you fast transcoding VOB to Plex Media Server with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports VOB videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TiVo .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. 

P.S. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage. 

Tutorial: Convert VOB to Plex for playback 

1. Import VOB videos 

Run the software and then import your VOB files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion. 


2. Select output format 

Click "Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. 


Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

3. Start VOB to Plex Conversion 

Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface. This VOB to Plex Converter will start encoding VOB to Plex friendly MP4 video automatically. 

After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream VOB files through Plex Media Server to HDTV, PS3, Xbox360 or other devices. Enjoy. 

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How to Play VOB, MKV, WMV, AVI Files on iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

In order to put VOB, MKV, AVI and WMV videos on iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus for playback with ease, you’ll need to encode/re-encode them first. Here is how. 


Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are good enough for watching movies on the go. You may try to transfer some video files like VOB, MKV, WMV, AVI to iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus for playback. Whereas, as the old models the new iPhone 7(Plus) only support H.264, MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and AVI video codecs. If your movie is formatted in VOB, MKV, WMV, you'll need to encode/re-encode them first. This article will show you a full guide. 

In fact, it's easy to view MKV/VOB/WMV/AVI on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus as long as you got a video converting tool in hand. If you're looking for a hassle-free audio and video file converter that will seamlessly make any file fully compatible with the big new iPhone, Here’s one that does – Brorsoft Video Converter(or Mac version), powerful high-quality iPhone video converter, player and editor. It's easy to use and available for Mac and Windows users. Now follow the easy steps below to convert MKV, VOB, WMV, AVI files to iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus for entertainment. 

PS: If your movie isn't already in one of the iPhone supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or Blu-ray, you can get the an-in-oneVideo Converter Ultimate or iMedia Converter for Mac to achieve your goal smoothly. 

Step 1: Download, install and start the video converter for iPhone, and import your source media files MKV, VOB or WMV. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files for conversion at a time. 


Step 2: Click on Format bar to and choose an output format for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. You can directly select “iPhone” > “iPhone 5S/5C H.264 HD 720P(*.mp4)”. Or, you can choose MP4, MOV or M4V from Common Video. The iPhone preset also fit nicely on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 


Step 3: When everything is OK, simply click the Convert button to begin the conversion. 

Step 4: Launch iTunes, and select File > Import. Choose the MP4 file created by the best iPhone video converter. Connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and select it in iTunes. Go to the “Video” tab and make sure that the “Sync Movies” box is checked, and your newly created MP4 file is selected. Click the “Sync” button. 

Your movies should now be stored on your iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus and available for viewing. The iPhone video converter also have outputs for all the other iPhone models, as well as iPad, iPod, and Apple TV. Converter also supports creating files compatible with your Android tablet/phone, Surface Pro, Game consoles and other devices. 

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