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Tips Working Sony FS5 XAVC/XAVC-L/AVCHD footage in Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11

April 14, 2016

Any Idea of Importing Sony FS5 XAVC/AVCHD footage to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11? A nice talking on how to easily import our Sony FS5 recordings to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11 below, would you like to join us ?

Sony FS5 Video Key Features

*XAVC-L (UHD up to 30p, and Full HD 1080p up to 60p continuous) or AVCHD codecs – the XAVC-L codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while AVCHD is limited to HD recording
*XAVC-L (or Long GOP) is 8bit 4:2:0 in UHD, but 10bit 4:2:2 in Full HD
*Slow-motion recording in Full HD up to 240fps in 10bit 4:2:2 in 8 seconds burst (80 seconds real time)

"Captured some videos via Sony PXW-FS5 under XAVC-L mode. The video is much outstanding, but the problem is that I cannot open XAVC files in Vegas for editing. What's the issue? Does that mean I cannot even start my workflow?"



Like the XAVC-L/AVCHD video from Sony PXW-FS5 is not an ideal editing format for Sony Vegas Pro. You can try converting the files with some third-party software solutions Brorsoft Video Converter.(It’s the app I’m using.).

Overall, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Mac can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony FS5 XAVC/AVCHD to MPEG-2 files, which will create an Sony Vegas Pro friendly file format for smooth editing. Besides Sony Vegas Pro, this software can also export DNxHD for Aivd MC, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC for iMovie/Final Cut Express and more NLE systems for native editing. If you are on Mac, just turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac . Now get the step-by-step instruction below.

Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11 and Sony PXW-FS5 Best Workflow

Step 1: Install and launch the Sony PXW-FS5 video converter on Mac and click the "Add" button to load FS5 XAVC, AVCHD files for converting.

Tip: Check the "Merge into one" box, you can join several FS5 clips together.



Step 2. Select “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11.

Step 3: To get a perfect video for editing in Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11, you’d better press the Settings icon to set the video size as 1920*1080, frame rate as 30fps in the Profiles Settings panel.

Note: For MPEG-2(*.mpg) output format, 30fps is the highest frame rate which can be recognized in Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11. If you really want to keep the original frame rate, you’d better choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as the export format.



Step 4: After above settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC/XAVC-L/AVCHD to MPEG-2 for directly importing to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11.

Once the process completes, you can click "Open" to locate the .mpg files ready to be imported into Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11.

Additional Tips:

If you wanna transcode Sony PXW-FS5 footage to FCP X or FCP 6/7, choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov); for iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)"; and for Avid MC, "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" is the choice.

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