Facing problems while editing Sony PXW-X500 XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP files in Adobe Premiere Pro? Here we offer a solution for you to import Sony PXW-X500 footage to Premiere Pro easily. Check the solution now.
Just got my Sony PXW-X500 for days. The camcorder gives broadcasters a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to shoot in a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM. And based on its overview, it shows that there are options allow the camcorder to record directly in Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes. If I understand it correctly, Sony PWX-X500 recordings are compatible with Avid MC and Final Cut Pro directly. While, how about the Sony PXW-X500 XAVC and Premiere Pro compatibility? I’m shooting XAVC videos with it.
As it claimed, newly supported features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC include, XAVC Long GOP decode and XAVC Intra encode/export function. Well, in fact, the XAVC video included in PXW-X500 is still not supported well by Adobe Premiere Pro so far based on multiple testing and users’ feedback. To edit Sony PXW-500 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC smoothly, a effective solution is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode “XAVC” to MPEG-2, which is a friendly format supported by Adobe Premiere.
Overall, the program is the best Mac Video Converter for Sony XAVC footage. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing under Mac OS X including Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Brorsoft Video Converter is the alternative choice for encoding PXW-X500 videos to Premiere Pro on Windows PC. Now download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
How to Convert Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to MPEG-2 for editing in Premiere Pro
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
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.
3. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can customize output parameters as you want. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc according to your need; you can also keep the parameters as original.
4. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Sony PWX-X500 XAVC to Premiere Pro CC as well CS4/CS5/CS6 on Mac.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files. You’re now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import to import any file with smooth editing.
This Sony XAVC Converter Mac can also help you to encode XAVC/XAVC S video to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like " Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)" for FCP in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For iMovie, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output.
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