Achieve flexibility, scalability and spectacular pictures with XAVC


XAVC is the new standard for image quality and flexibility. Whether you’re making news, music promos or even 4K movies, XAVC offers reduced bitrates and file sizes without sacrificing on-screen quality. So you can explore your creative possibilities efficiently and with greater flexibility.

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More colors

With XAVC you can future-proof your work. It supports 8 and 10-bit color depth as well as 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 color sampling and wide color gamut, providing excellent headroom for color correction and grading. XAVC also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting.

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High quality material

Shoot in any resolution you like. XAVC has been designed to support all current popular AV media resolutions, including 4K, QFHD, 2K, and HD. XAVC also supports next generation 8K (7680 x 4320) recording—as introduced with Sony’s ILCE-1 full-frame camera using the latest XAVC HS operating points. XAVC also supports up to 96-kHz/24-bit audio.

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Flexible and efficient

Choose between post-production-friendly Intra-Frame and file-size-saving Long GOP recording, depending on what you’re shooting and your expected market. XAVC also offers proxy sub-stream and various metadata for flexible post-production.

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Wide range of products

Choose from a wide range of XAVC camcorders, such as the shoulder-mount PXW-Z750, handheld PXW-Z280, or palm-size PXW-Z90 to provide the combination of features and flexibility required.

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Capture dramatic moments

Many XAVC camera and camcorder models can shoot high-frame-rate images. For example, the high-end cinema camera VENICE supports up to 120 fps 4K, while the versatile FX9 supports up to 180 fps Full HD. The mainstream FX6 supports up to 240 fps Full HD.

XAVC Specification Overview​​

​Please note all PDFs are in English only

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XAVC Specification Overview rev 2.2 (2014)​​

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XAVC Naming per Operating Points (2016)

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XAVC Profiles and Operating Points V2.10 (2022)

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White Paper – XAVC QFHD Long 200 (2019)​

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XAVC Format Support​

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XAVC Supported Products by Alliance Partners (2014)​

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XAVC Format Supporters (2016)​

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XAVC Encode Supported Products by Alliance Partners (2022)

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Tips for XAVC export from Avid Media Composer (2023)

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Widespread support

XAVC is an open format supported by over 73 leading A/V companies and all major non-linear editing software.

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Sony Catalyst Production Suite provides the backbone for your video productions. From Catalyst Browse, our powerful cross-platform logging tool, and Catalyst Prepare, our media preparation solution which reads formats from other manufacturers as well as our own, we can provide an end-to-end solution for your XAVC workflow. Our all-in-one clip management application – Sony Content Browser – also supports the latest portfolio of camcorders and decks, including NXCAM, XDCAM, XDCAM EX and XAVC formats.

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