Summary： Follow the article below you can get the info on tips and tricks for importing Sony XAVC files into Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac (Mavericks included).
With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, the XAVC format has been widely adopted in the marketplace. According to Wikipedia, XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. It is an open format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products. However, in order to edit or play in other media devices, you 'd better convert XAVC to other common formats, do you think so?
Although Adobe recently released update to its Premiere Pro for adding XAVC support, still some users meet issues about how to import Sony XAVC videos into Adobe Premiere:
I'm going into post-production in the next couple of weeks and I need to figure out my editing system and workflow. I'm going to try to avoid an offline edit workflow in Premiere and just stay in XAVC from beginning to end. Does anyone have any experience yet working in the XAVC codec in Premiere Pro and if so, do you have any advice on XAVC workflow on Premiere? Thanks for reading and any replies.
The new 4K XAVC format is not supported by many editing software, especially the older versions. As above, without install Plug-in, you can't directly import your Sony 4K XAVC or XAVC S footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 for further editing.
In the end, you may have to complete the job by XAVC to Adobe Premiere Conversion. And this can be done by an easy-to-use program XAVC Video Converter for Mac for Premiere Pro which adopts the latest encoding and decoding technologies to help you convert/transcode Sony 4K XAVC footage to MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, Prores mov, etc which supported by Adobe Premiere Pro. Then you can easily import the generated XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing.
The windows version is XAVC Video Converter.
Now follow the steps below.
Step 1. Launch the Mac XAVC to Adobe Converter. Click "Add Video" and browse to a Sony XAVC clips from PMW-F5/PMW-F55 and the software will add it to file list. Or you may click the "Add Folder" button to import all the XAVC files in the file structure.
Step 2. Click on "Format" and choose "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" from " Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" as the best codec for editing Sony XAVC file in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Step 3. Click on "Settings" to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, audio channels, etc. For users who would like to retain exactly the same settings (without any quality loss), set target settings the same to source video.
Step 4. Click "Convert" to start transcoding XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro editing on Mac (Mavericks included).
Once you get the converted ..MPG file, you can import it to Adobe Premiere Pro.
This XAVC Converter for Premiere will help you convert videos with best quality, and then you can edit XAVC videos in Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac as you want with no codec problems.
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