Can I import 4K XAVC video into Premiere Pro

Sony PMW-F55/F5 are two large-single-sensor cine cameras. Each cameras record XAVC having a colour depth of 10-bits and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. Sony PMW-F55 can record XAVC with 4K resolution at 30 fps at 300 Mbit/s and 2K resolution at 30 fps at one hundred Mbit/s. And Sony PMW-F5 can record XAVC with 2K resolution at 30 fps at one hundred Mbits/s.

About the XAVC format, how much do you know? Well, the XAVC format is not yet widely adopted in the marketplace. After shooting HD XAVC video files with 4K resolution, you may plan to conduct post production to the PMW-F55 (or PMW-F5) XAVC footages with your editors like Adobe Premiere Pro. Are you troubled with how to edit Sony 4K XAVC with Premiere Pro as below:

Wondering if anyone can help. PLEASE HELP!!!

Trying to get 1080p XAVC footage from an F5 to work in Pr CS6 (Mac). It imports, but when I try to do anything with it, it crashes. Apparently I need a plug in. Looked at Rovi Totalcode but it’s $350 and only for a PC. Does anyone know what I can possibly do???”

Because F55/F5 records videos in XAVC format, which can be not accepted by Adobe Premiere, several users locate it tough to edit such XAVC files, so, right here I’d prefer to introduce a simple approach to do the job with importing Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC to Premiere Pro.

Required tool:

HD Video Converter for Mac – A professional XAVC to Premiere Pro Converter

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The Mac XAVC Converter for Premiere Pro provides customers with several simple editing functions, including cropping, trimming, deinterlacing, watermarking, adding special effects, and audio replacing, which help you do a fast and necessary editing on your footage before importing them to Premiere Pro Media Composer. It also supports versatile output options for iPad, Android tablets and mainstream editing software.

How to Convert Sony F55/F5 4K XAVC Videos to Premiere Pro

Step 1. Run the Mac XAVC to Premiere Converter as the perfect Pro ProRes to MPEG Converter, and add your XAVC footage into this program.

Acrok HD Video Converter -convert XAVC codec for Adobe Premiere

Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and select output format from drop-down list. Premiere Pro prefers AVI or MPEG format for editing.

Here I suggest you follow “Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas” to select “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” or “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” format. You can also choose “Format -> HD Video -> MPEG-2 HD Video(*.mpg)” as out format for Premiere Pro.

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Step 3. You can control output video quality by setting resolution, bitrate and frame rate in “Settings”. For preserving 5.1 channels surround sound, set audio channels to “5.1 channels” instead of Stereo. To keep 1080p full HD high quality, you can set video bitrate up and Size to 1920×1080.

Step 4. Click on the “Convert” button to start converting XAVC video files to Premiere Pro supported MPEG format. By ticking off the checkbox before “Merge into one file” option, you can combine all the checked videos into one file.

When conversion is completed, you can click “Open” to get the Premiere Pro MPEG files from its default output folder.

Now open up Adobe Premiere Pro and you’re ready to import XAVC recordings to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6  for post-production~


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