Working XAVC S in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Published on by Chris King

Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 won't deal with your XAVC S videos? The article just explains how we can to import and edit XAVC S in Premiere Pro perfectly. Learn details.

Working XAVC S in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
I have a Sony FDR-AX100. I record in XAVC-S 4K. My problem is if Adobe Premier Pro support XAVC-S codec? If not, what software can I use to make it compatible? Searching further and widely, I figured out possible solutions. Now share with all of you who also want to import XAVC S files to Premiere Pro including PP CC, CS6, CS5, CS4.

According to Adobe official site, its latest CC version can support XAVC S files natively. You can update your Premiere to the latest version to get XAVC S support. For those who stick with Premiere Pro CS6, CS5, CS4, a quick fix is to transcode XAVC S to Adobe Premiere editable format before editing. For this purpose, I will quickly walk you through how to load XAVC-S clips(from Sony a7S, Sony AX100, AX1, AS100V) to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 smoothly.

First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac or Video Converter to fulfill the XAVC-S to Adobe PP conversion task.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC S 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, MPEG-2 Premiere Element, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing.

Transcode XAVC S for editing in Premiere Pro

1. Download, install and run the XAVC S Converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC S files.

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: 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.

3. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony XAVC S to .mpg for importing to Adobe Premiere immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 perfectly.

Editor’s Note: Even some NELs including Adobe Premiere CC say they support the XAVC S natively, still during the loading process, some unknown problems happen like XAVC crashes Premiere CC, only import audio image not showing, can’t view XAVC S.... To avoid these issues, you’re advised to convert your XAVC-S files to Premiere Pro CC most compatible format i.e. MPEG-2 with the above recommended XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter, which will bring you much more efficiency.

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