Have some videos shot with a Sony PXW-FS5, but Adobe Premiere Pro does not recognize the XAVC format. If so, follow the easy workaround here to solve Sony PXW-FS5 to Premiere Pro issues.
Actually, there wasn't solid support for the XAVC codec in Adobe Premiere even the latest Premiere Pro CC. Based on someone who has had success at editing XAVC in Premiere Pro, in order to import Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC files to Adobe Premiere for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode XAVC files to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible video formats. Along with some help from a top XAVC converter like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, it can be done quickly and easily.
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter on Mac. With it, you can convert PXW-FS5, Sony FS7, Sony F5, Sony F55, PXW-X70, PXW-X160, PXW-X180, PXW-X500 and more recorded XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 video without any quality loss. What's more, this XAVC converter can also transcode XAVC clips for editing in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc flawlessly. The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can encode XAVC files for Windows editing.
Transcode Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro
1. Install and launch Sony XAVC Converter, and then click "Add" button to load XAVC files from FS5 or directly drag the footage to the program.
2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
3. Finally hit the Convert button; the best XAVC to Premiere converter will encode Sony FS5 XAVC to MPEG-2 with the best quality.
When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.
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