Sony A7/A7R/A7S to Avid Media Composer problem

“Hey guys, I am a new sony A7 camera user. Yesterday I have used Sony A7 take some photos and full hd videos. I’m going to start filming my short film. I was originally going to use FCP X, but now that I have learned Avid MC, I think I have enough confidence to edit a short film with Avid Media Composer. Now the problem is… I’ve never edited AVCHD video before, and I try to import Sony A7 AVCHD files which recorded yesterday to Avid MC, I always get problems, the files can’t be loaded, can you help?”

“My 1080p videos are recorded by Sony A7R, how would I go about bringing the files from the SD card into Avid Media Composer to edit? I know these files aren’t directly editable. Which is best format for Avid editing?”

Sony A7/A7R/A7S are popular Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras on the market, a lot of users whole want better image quality choose one of them as their main camera. Sony A7/A7R/A7S perform perfect with the help of their big sensor, which can help you to take excellent photos and top quality full HD 1080p videos, the A7S can also record 4K video files.

The three cameras can record full HD 1080p files in the format of AVCHD and MP4, and A7S can also record XAVC S. Most people will choose AVCHD format, which is widely used on camera and camcorder recording, the AVCHD format offers us excellent videos, but the format is not so easy to use. As many users have encountered the problems to import Sony A7/A7R/A7S files to Avid Media Composer for editing, the problem is that Avid MC can’t support Sony A7/A7R/A7S AVCHD MTS files directly.

Best way to import Sony A7/A7R/A7S files to Avid Media Composer

As the problems showed above, the Avid can’t accept Sony A7/A7R/A7S recorded AVCHD MTS files, you will need to convert video files another supported format for Avid Media Composer native editing. From Avid MC official website we can learn the DNxHD codec MOV format is the best choice, which is Avid native format, so you just need to convert Sony A7/A7R/A7S AVCHD files to DNxHD codec MOV format, you can edit Sony A7/A7R/A7S files with Avid smoothly.

What software can convert Sony A7/A7R/A7S files to Avid Media Composer?

Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac/Windows is the software that we recommended, it is used by many video expert, this software has presetted formats for many editing software, like DNxHD codec for Avid MC, Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, AIC codec for iMovie, MOV or WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, etc. besides, it has many presets for portable devices and players.


1. Below is the main interface of this Sony A7/A7R/A7S to Avid converter. Both Mac version and Windows version are available.

Sony A7/A7R/A7S to Avid

2. After you launched the program, you can add your files into it. Nearly all the video formats are supported to import and export, and you can add many files at one time for batch conversion.

3. There are many formats for output, to edit with Avid, you can select Avid DNxHD codec MOV format.

Sony A7/A7R/A7S AVCHD to MOV

4. Customization feature is useful in this software.

5. After you do these configures, you can press convert button to start the conversion.

Now you may have known the way to convert Sony A7/A7R/A7S AVCHD to Avid Media Composer, just take a try now! With this tool you can edit AVCHD files with Avid MC natively!

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