The nablet XAVC S AMA plugin allows you to link, play and edit Sony XAVC S and XAVC S-I H.264/AVC footage via AMA in Avid editing products. It supports linking of complete volumes as well as single clips in MP4 container. The plugin reads the timecode and interprets most of the important meta data that is encapsulated in the XAVC MP4 media. It also detects Slog2, Slog3, HLG and other HDR capture gamma in XAVC S shots so that Media Composer can automatically assign a color transformation that matches the project color space.

Windows, macOS

Many customers have asked us for a solution to support NXCAM camcorders and other cameras with XAVC S recording capabilities.

Note: Sony XAVC HS HEVC operating points are not supported by this plugin. For linking and editing XAVC HS H.265/HEVC footage please use the nablet HEVC AMA Plugin.

New in version 2.1.8

  • Added support for clips with 96kHz PCM audio.

Version 2.1.8 is a free upgrade for existing XAVC S Plugin license holders. To update, download the latest demo version and install it according to the instructions, then unlock it with your existing license key.

Supported Operating Systems


  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit


  • macOS 12 Monterey (Intel, Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2)
  • macOS 11 Big Sur (Intel Macs only)
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra

Supported Avid Products

  • Avid Media Composer v8.3 to latest releases

Version 2.1.8

  • Added support for clips with 96kHz PCM audio.

Version 2.1.7

  • Fixed incorrect display of interlaced proxy clips.

Version 2.1.6

  • Approved for Windows 11 and macOS 12 (Monterey) (Intel, Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2).
  • Performance improvement on scrubbing.

Version 2.1.5

  • Added support for multiple AAC multichannel audio tracks.
  • Set shot marks from Sony metadata as markers on timeline.
  • Improved scrubbing behavior.
  • Fix timeouts while decoding interlaced proxy files with software decoder on Windows OS.

Version 2.1.1

  • For AVC proxy clips additional dummy audio tracks are added to match the main recordings number of channels.
  • Updated proxy editing workflow instructions.

Version 2.1.0

  • Enhanced support for a proxy editing workflow for XAVC and XAVC S.

Version 2.0.0

  • Mac version refactored and approved for macOS 11.0 (Big Sur, Intel Mac).
  • Uses hardware accelerated decoding when available.
  • AMA File Export of XAVC S compliant and generic MP4 AVC (4:2:0)  media.

Version 1.1.0

  • Support for new 4:2:2 10 bit AVC Long GOP and Intra encoded video.
  • Support for new Hi-Res 24 bit and multichannel audio.
  • Support for interlaced XAVC substream (proxy) operating points.
  • Support for linking XAVC substream volumes (PXROOT).

Version 1.0.8

  • Fix: Plugin failed to load under Media Composer version 2018.11 or earlier on Mac systems.

Version 1.0.7

  • Mac version approved for macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

Version 1.0.6

  • Improved memory management.
  • Uses new scaler.
  • Passed Apple Notarization.

Version 1.0.5

  • Improved stability.

Version 1.0.4

  • Fixed crashes or hangups on certain corrupted media.
  • Map AAC 5.1 channels (C-L-R-LS-RS-LFE) to SMPTE order (L-R-C-LF-LS-RS).
  • If available prefer Unified Common Timecode from Realtime metadata over timecode from LtcChangeTable in NonRealtime metadata..

Version 1.0.3

  • Fix incorrect start timecode value for HFR.
  • Detect BT.2020 HLG and PQ HDR.

Developed under license from Sony Corporation and Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid, Avid Media Composer and Avid NewsCutter are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.
Sony, X-OCN, XDCAM, XAVC are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
macOS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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