Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony 4K Raw XAVC/XAVC S Files Workflow


Sony has started the roll-out of its new, more efficient, mid-range codec: XAVC, along with the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 4K cameras. Now as the newly released Sony FDR-AX1 and Sony HDR-AS100V, you can get a new XAVC S codec. If you’ve got some material from Sony’s new XAVC or XAVC S codec, you will research possible workflows for Sony XAVC (S) to Adobe Premiere Pro, so as to as have smooth work with the Sony XAVC S footage. In this article, I will list specifics about a workflow of XAVC S codec through Premiere Pro(CS6).

As far as I know Adobe can’t support XAVC 4K & HD. You may also be troubled by the similar problem. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony XAVC S to a more “edit” friendly codec for Adobe Premiere Pro like MPEG-2. Now I share the guide with you how to convert XAVC/XAVC S footage to Premiere Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC, XAVC S intra footage shot from Sony PWM-F5, F55, AX1, AS100V for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If meet the XAVC S codec issues on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the problem.

Guide of Converting Sony XAVC/XAVC S to Adobe Premiere on Mac

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.

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