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The Workflow for Converting 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

March 8, 2016

You may find that Adobe Premiere Pro won’t import Sony 4K XAVC/XAVC S videos smoothly. What you can do to resolve the issues is to transcode XAVC/XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly for Premiere Pro. Learn details.

Q1: Has anyone worked with media from the Sony a7S camera? I’m looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the Sony a7S XAVC S media into Premiere Pro CS6. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit Sony a7S XAVC S in Premiere Pro.

Q2: I’m working on a feature film using the Sony PXW-X70 and we are shooting XAVC videos with it. Is there an easy way that allows easy import XAVC files into Adobe Premiere Pro directly, without having to use or open Sony’s lousy Content Browser or other complex plug-ins. I’m seeking the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Premiere Pro best workflow.



Adobe can’t support XAVC or XAVC S 4K & HD.To edit XAVC/XAVC S footage in Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode 4K XAVC/XAVC S to MPEG-2, which is a friendly format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro program.

Overall, it is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC/XAVC S Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony’s new XAVC/XAVC S codec to Mac full compatible format and keep original quality at mean while. This software can export MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie, FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

4K XAVC/XAVC S to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC Workflow

1. Add raw files > Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC or XAVC S files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC files into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.



2. Choose output format > Click “Format” bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing XAVC in Adobe with natively supported video codec.



3. Advanced V/A settings > Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.



4. Start converting XAVC files > Hit the convert button of the best Sony XAVC Converter, it will start converting XAVC/XAVC S for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.

Additional Tips:

This powerful XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter not only can help you convert XAVC/XAVC S to Premiere, but also enables anyone with XAVC or XAVC S files to use in any non-linear editor like After Effects, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as transcode XAVC S to a recognizable format.

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