Convert Sony ActionCam XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6

If you are considering a Sony ActionCam, HDR-AS100V, HDR-AS200V, FDR-X1000V should be on your list. Combining the stunning design, the recent Sony Action camcorders can shoot Full HD and even 4K videos in XAVC S format. Once you got a Sony ActionCam, you may wanna know the compatibility of the Sony ActionCam XAVC S with Premiere Pro. In this page, I will give you the answer.

As mentioned above, Sony ActionCam like HDR-AS100V, HDR-AS200V, FDR-X1000V can record footage in XAVC S format. As far as I know Adobe can’t support XAVC S 4K & HD. To import Sony ActionCam XAVC S to Adobe Premiere for further editing, you need to convert videos from my Sony ActionCam to a format that Adobe Premiere Pro(including CC/CS6/CS5/CS4) can use.  You can try converting the XAVC S files with some third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It’s the app I’m using.

Overall, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Mac can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony XAVC S to MPEG-2 files, which will create an Premiere friendly file format for smooth editing. Besides Premiere 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 Windows, just turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Now get the step-by-step instruction below.

Sony ActionCam XAVC S and Premiere Pro Best Workflow

Step 1: Install and launch the Sony XAVC S converter on Mac and click the “Add” button to load source files for converting. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several XAVC S clips together.

Step 2: Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tip – Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC S files from Sony ActionCam to Adobe Premiere immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 perfectly.

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