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How to Work Sony HDR-AS100V Media in Adobe Premiere Pro


HDR-AS100V, with Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet. Beyond the standard MP4 format, the Sony HDR-AS100V also supports the XAVC S codec at 60p. However, if we want to import the XAVC S videos from Sony HDR-AS100V to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing the movies, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by Adobe PP. So what's the available workflow for Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC and Premiere Pro?

XAVC S, a new format introduced by Sony with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 level 5.2, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec is much more than a video format that Premiere can support. To make the XAVC S compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, the easy workaround is to convert Sony AS100V XAVC S to MPEG-2, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. To get the work done smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Overall, this video app can enables you to effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S intra footage shot from Sony AS100V to Premiere Pro highly compatible MPEG-2 video, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. Besides, it also exports advanced encoders like Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you're using a Windows, simply get the equivalent Brorsoft Video Converter to transcode XAVC S to Premiere Pro on Windows. Download the program now. Below are the steps on converting XAVC S to MPEG-3 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Converting Sony AS100V XAVC S for Editing in Premiere Pro

Step 1: Import XAVC S videos

Install and run the XAVC S Video Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on "Add", and browse your files; select all the XAVC S files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Adobe, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.


Step 2: Choose output format

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 the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Start XAVC S conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the Convert button to start the XAVC S video to MPEG-2 conversion on Mac OS X. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".

Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony HDR-AS100V XAVC S video in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 smoothly.

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