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.
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.
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.
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.
April 2023 – Tips for XAVC export from Avid Media Composer [PDF]
Sept. 2022 – XAVC Profiles and Operating Points v2.10 released. [PDF]
Sept. 2022 – XAVC Encode Supported Products list updated. [PDF]
June 2022 – XAVC Format Version 2.1 has been released. [PDF]
Please note all PDFs are in English only
XAVC Specification Overview rev 2.2 (2014)
XAVC Naming per Operating Points (2016)
XAVC Profiles and Operating Points V2.10 (2022)
White Paper – XAVC QFHD Long 200 (2019)
XAVC Supported Products by Alliance Partners (2014)
XAVC Format Supporters (2016)
XAVC Encode Supported Products by Alliance Partners (2022)
Tips for XAVC export from Avid Media Composer (2023)
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.