Sony PXW-Z280 like any small compact camera, it isn't 100% perfect. Overall the lens is pretty good for a low cost 4K zoom. The 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder continues the fine tradition of the XDCAM series of cameras. It captures 4K at up to 60p relying on three 1/2" Exmor R sensors that provide improved low-light capability when compared to standard sensors. The XDCAM system creates 4K XAVC Intra files in the internationally standardized Material eXchange Format (MXF), wrapping video and audio with metadata in a single file that maintains access to critical information throughout the production process.
However, when you import the MXF footage from Sony PXW-Z280 to DaVnci Resolve , you may find the MXF videos are not acceptable. What's the best solution to get Sony MXF to DaVnci Resolve for editing without any problem? From the following paragraphs you will find the best solution.
The Sony XAVC format complies with H.264 level 5.2, which video essence is encapsulated in an industry standard MXF OP-1a wrapper, accompanied by audio and meta-data elements. XAVC files are not standard video format and thus are not supported by editing software like DaVnci Resolve . The easy workaround to import and edit Sony PXW-Z280 videos in Adobe DaVnci Resolve is to convert the Sony PXW-Z280 MXF files to DaVnci Resolve preferred editing format i.e. Apple ProRes, DNxHD, H.264. Acrok MXF Converter is highly recommended here, the best choice for you.
This professional Sony MXF converter can generate best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as DaVnci Resolve, Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro, Premiere Elements, After Effects CC and more. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Sony PXW-Z280 MXF to 4K H.264 MP4 for DaVnci Resolve.
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How to convert Sony PXW-Z280 MXF to DaVinci Resolve supported format?
Load the Sony PXW-Z280 MXF videos
Download, install and launch Sony MXF DaVinci Resolve Converter, and import MXF files into the top MXF video converter. Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Sony PXW-Z280 to Hard Drive, then click the "Add file" button to browse to import MXF videos.
Select output format
By running Acrok MXF Converter, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has optimized presets for DaVinci Resolve and other popular editing softare. For editing Sony PXW-Z280 MXF in DaVinci Resolve smoothly, please select H.264 MP4 as output format. If your computer hardware configuration is high enough, you can also choose ProRes MOV as the output format. You can get thi profie under "Editing Software" category.
Finally, click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process. After a while, your files will be converted into a more editing-friendly format ready to be imported into DaVinci Resolve. Now importing and editing Sony PXW-Z280 MXF footage in DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15 is flawless.