Solved - Can't import Sony FX3 video into DaVinci Resolve

Edit Sony FX3 XAVC HS videos in DaVinci Resolve

Sony 4K XAVC HS to DaVinci Resolve 17/16/15 workflow

I recorded some 4K clips with my new Sony FX3. I need to edit the XAVC HS in DaVinci Resolve. But I can't import clips that where shoot with Sony FX3 XAVC-HS Codec (60fps). After draging the clip into the media pool it turns to the familiar red with indication media not found.DVR 16.0 Studio on Windows pro 64bit.

Sony's FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today's creative community. Compact and lightweight, it's easy to carry and handle. For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output is available over HDMI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC HS 4K, XAVC S 4K, or XAVC S-I 4K and proxy files are simultaneously captured in-camera. RAW video output is 4264 x 2408 [16:9] resolution, exceeding DCI-4K resolution.



Records 4K movies in the XAVC HS format. The XAVC HS format uses the HEVC codec, which has high compression efficiency. The camera can record movies with higher image quality than XAVC S movies but the same data volume. Long GOP compression is used for movies.

So far, Sony has three cameras with the function of shooting XAVC HS format, including Sony a7S III (Alpha a7S III), Sony a1 (Alpha 1) and Sony FX3. The XAVC HS format uses the HEVC codec, which has high compression efficiency. The camera can record movies with higher image quality than XAVC S movies but the same data volume. At present, this format belongs to Sony's exclusive format. Long GOP compression is used for movies. In my opinion, Sony will release more XAVC HS cameras in the future. This is good news for portable digital camera enthusiasts. If you are Sony FX3 user and wants to edit 4K XAVC HS footages in DaVinci Resolve on Windows 10 or macOS Big Sur, you'll found DaVinci Resolve can't recognize the Sony FX3 footages or can't edit Sony FX3 smoothly. How to Fix DaVinci Resolve and Sony FX3 Files Importing Errors? I'll give you a detailed introduction.

Can we import Sony FX3 XAVC HS into DaVinci Resolve directly?

Technically, the DaVinci Resolve video editing application that comes with Blackmagic Design's suite lets users import xavc files into the application directly from a camear or camcorder. But in fact, not all XAVC devices are recognized by DaVinci Resolve. It is worth mentioning that the format supported by paid software and free software is different. But even if you are a paid software user, you still can't import this new XAVC HS format into DaVinci Resolve. And there is no way to import Sony FX3 XAVC HS to DaVinci Resolve 17 that you have previously transferred from the camera to computer as the file structure has changed and the editing software won't accept them. Importing an XAVC HS file into DaVinci Resolve application is not as easy as importing a common MOV or MP4 video file anyhow.

If you have some problems when trying to import XAVC HS clips to DaVinci Resolve produced by Sony FX3, Sony a1 or Sony aS III, you'll have to convert XAVC HS to DaVinci Resolve friendly video format like H.264/ProRes/DNxHD .mov, H.264 .mp4, etc., so that these videos can be accepted by DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 natively.

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Can't edit Sony FX3 videos in DaVinci Resolve smoothly? DaVinice Resovle audio out of sync problem after import? You need to transcode FX3 footage to DaVinci Resolve editable format via top Sony Video Converter. Let you edit Sony FX3 video in DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 without any problem.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is strongly recommended to help you transcode Sony FX3 videos to DaVinci Resolve supported video format fast yet with great quality. It's the best 4K Video Converter for professional camera users to transcode 4K MP4, MXF, MOV, MTS, AVI, WMV, Tivo to editable format for editing in Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, etc on Windows 10. After the conversion, you can load Sony FX3 footage to DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 for editing as you like. The following guide tells you how to convert Sony FX3 video to DaVinci Resolve supported format/codec step by step. First of all, download the Sony Video Converter below. If you're using Mac, please get Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to convert Sony FX3 recordings on macOS Big Sur.

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How to convert Sony FX3 videos for editing in DaVinci Resolve?

Here the detailed way to convert Sony FX3 XAVC HS video to DaVinci Resolve supported format on Windows 10 is showed. The way to transcode Sony FX3 video files on macOS Big Sur is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.


Import Sony FX3 files

Launch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as the best Sony FX3 Video Conveter and click "Add File" to load the XAVC HS files you want to convert. Or directly drag MP4, MOV, MXF, MTS videos to the program. After the files are loaded, you can preview them and take snapshots of your favorite video scenes.

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Choose output format

Afterwards, navigate the formats at the bottom and click Format > 4K to select 4K MP4 Video (*.mp4) as the output file format. Of course, you can also choose 4K MOV Video as the output format. Other popular output formats included MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MPEG-2 and many more.

Convert 4K XAVC HS to 4K H.264 MP4 for editing in DaVinci Resolve


Edit the Sony FX3 video (optional)

Some video editing functions are provided, letting you personalize your original Sony FX3 videos instantly. To edit a video, select the video that you paln to edit then click the "Edit" icon to open the video editing window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, add some special video effects, add watermarks and more. With the smart and easy built-in video editor, you can get exact what you want in just a few mouse clicks.

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Start converting Sony FX3 video

When all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting Sony FX3 footage to DaVinci Resolve compatible formats. When the conversion completes, you will get high quality videos. After that, you can edit the converted videos in DaVinci Resolve and play the converted video to meet your multimedia needs.

Additional Tips:

If you want to edit Sony FX3 media in Premiere Pro CC, please choose the " Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2(*.mpg) " as output; For iMovie, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Final Cut Pro X, choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".

For playing Sony FX3 on smart TV, please HD Video > HD MP4 Video (*.mp4) as output format.

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