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Convert Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC S to Adobe Premiere for Editing


The FDR-AXP33 is Sony's most compact 4K Handycam fits in the palm of your hand, which is able to record 4K videos in XAVC S format. Although a new feature Highlight Movie Maker is introduced for users to edit videos quickly and easily without computer, most guys still prefer to edit Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC S in Adobe Premiere or other video editing programs on Mac or Windows PC. This article will offer you a complete guide how to import 4K XAVC S files from Sony FDR-AXP33 to Adobe Premiere Pro beautifully.

As we mentioned above, the Sony FDR-AXP33 uses XAVC S recording format. At present XVAC-S does not appear to be supported by Adobe Premiere (Premiere Pro CC, CS6 included). What's more, Adobe PP CS6, CC can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. To load Sony AXP33 XAVC S files to Premiere Pro flawlessly, the quick workaround is to transcode Sony FDR-AXP33 4K XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere natively supported formats.

Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you finish the XAVC S to Premiere Pro conversion. It's the best XAVC S converter that enables you to convert XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere editable MPEG-2 video with least quality loss. With it, you may also encode XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If you want to encode XAVC S to an editable format on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.

Download the XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Converter:

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Transcode Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC S to MPEG-2 for editing in Premiere Pro

Step 1. Install and launch the XAVC S Converter, and then click "Add Files" button to import your FDR-AXP33 4K clips to the software.


Step 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: Click Settings bar to customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Generally, you need to keep the A/V parameters to be the same with source footage so as to bear least quality loss. While, according to our experience, 1080p is better for editing in Adobe.


Step 3. Click the Convert button under the preview window to start encoding Sony FDR-AXP33 XAVC S for importing to Premiere Pro.

Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the converted Sony FDR-AXP33 footage for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC perfectly.

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