Import/Edit Sony XAVC Files with Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac

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I am a movie editing worker who needs to deal with various videos every day. And I need to edit some XAVC videos from my colleague’s Sony PMW-F55 camcorder. However, I found that my Adobe Premiere Pro doesn’t recognize the XAVC video files. What should I do to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing? I wonder if there’s anyone who can recommend me a program (free or commercial both ok) that can convert my Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro for good editing?” — From Chris

XAVC, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. XAVC is produced by Sony CineAlta cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, which are not the preferred formats by Adobe Premiere Pro. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these XAVC videos.

What if we want to import Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5.5/CS5 and more? A recommended solution is to convert Sony XAVC file to Premiere Pro compatible MPG/WMV/MOV format! The following article will introduce a step by step guide on how to encode Sony XAVC video to Adobe Premiere Pro with high output video quality.

Free Download UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter for Mac, install and launch it.

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Click “Add Video” icon and load source media into this application.

From Format list, choose MPG/WMV/MOV from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” for getting Adobe Premiere Pro optimized video format.

Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5.5/CS5


If you want to optimize the video and audio parameters, you can set in “Settings”. File size, bitrate, frame rate can be adjusted here.

If you have finished the above steps, please click the button “Convert” at the lower right corner to start converting Sony XAVC files to MPG/WMV/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5.5/CS5.

After a while, you can get the generated files from the destination folder. Once you get the converted MPG/WMV/MOV file, you can import it to Premiere Pro.

This time, you can edit your Sony XAVC videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5.5/CS5 with ease.

UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac can also convert Sony XAVC files to FCP, QuickTime, iMovie 11/09/08, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Final Cut Express, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing.

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