Working Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S in Premiere Pro CC/CS6

Published on by Chris King

The Adobe Premiere Pro won't import XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AX33 smoothly. The easy workaround is to transcode Sony Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S to Premiere Pro more "edit" friendly. Here is how. 

Working Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S in Premiere Pro CC/CS6
The Sony FDR-AX33 combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action. It delivers Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution video at 24 or 30 fps using Sony's XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video up to 60 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images. Whereas, we will find it is a painful experience to import and edit XAVC S videos from Sony FDR-AX33 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6.

The basic reason is that Sony FDR-AX33’s XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. As far as I know Adobe can’t support XAVC S 4K & HD. As a new AX33 user, you may also be troubled by the similar problem. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro more "edit" friendly codec for like MPEG-2. If you are looking for the Sony FDR-AX33 to Premiere Pro smooth workflow, read on.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for Sony FDR-AX33 footage. With this XAVC S video converter, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC S encoded MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create a Premiere Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

1. Download, install and run the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source XAVC S videos from SDXC memory card.

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.

3. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Sony FDR-AX33 XAVC S for 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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