How to Import Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC7

Is it possible to import XAVC files from Sony PMW-F5 into Premiere Pro CC7? Everytime I try to, I get the message “Codec not supported”.

I’m using CC7 and I need to edit some Sony XAVC files in it. However, Premiere is not liking the XAVC files at all. It’s maddening.

Sony’s new recording format XAVC provides a dedicated 4K content. It employs level 5.2 of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, which is the highest resolution and frame rate video compression codec. If you want to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6, and CC7 for editing, you need to convert XAVC to Premiere Pro supported file format first, since there is a lack of support between them.

Convert Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro Supported Format on Mac/PC

Supported importing file formats by Adobe Premiere Pro mainly include 3GP/3G2, ASF (Windows version only), DV-AVI, MPEG-4, and QuickTime MOV. To transcode XAVC to one of formats above, you can use this XAVC to Premiere Converter. It allows you to convert XAVC footage to all sorts of common video formats with zero quality loss. (Note: If you are using a Mac computer, then download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac to do the conversion.)

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1, Install and run the free trial version of XAVC to Premiere Converter

2, Add the XAVC files you would like to convert into the software

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3, Select Adobe Premiere supported file type as the output from the drop-down menu of “Format”

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4, Begin the conversion by hitting the “Convert” button on the bottom right corner

Import XAVC Files to Adobe Premiere Pro

When the conversion is done, you can import the converted files to Premiere Pro in multiple ways:

– Standard importing by choosing File -> Import

– Pressing the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+I (Windows), Cmd+I (Mac)

– Double-click inside the Project Panel

After the import window is presented, locate and select the targeted file/folder, then click “Open” to load them in.


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