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How to Work Sony PXW-X70/X160/X180/X500 XAVC Media in Adobe Premiere


Sony professional camcorders PXW-X70, PXW-X160, PXW-X180, PXW-X500 appeal to lots of videographers and film-makers. They are featured with Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, a new recording format unveiled by Sony. However, users find it's difficult to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLE system. This article focuses on the Sony PXW-X70/X160/X180/X500 to Adobe Premiere workflow, helping you to outline the best way to work XAVC files in Premiere Pro.

As a common sense, XAVC is still not as popular as other kinds of video formats such as AVCHD and MXF, although more and more editing programs upgrade or create some plug-in to make XAVC supported. See from posts that XAVC codec is supported natively by Premiere Pro CC, but there is no luck on the older version Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4. In order to import the XAVC files from Sony PXW-X70/X160/X180/X500 to Adobe Premiere for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony 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 Sony PXW-X70, PXW-X160, PXW-X180, PXW-X500 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. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to make Sony PXW-X70/X160/X180/X500 XAVC editable in Adobe Premiere Pro(CS6/CS5/CS4).

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How to Losslessly Convert Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro on Mac

Step 1: Load XAVC footages

Run the XAVC Video Converter for Mac and click "Add file" or "Add from folder" button, browse to the XAVC footages and load them to the application for conversion. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join several XAVC files tighter.


Step 2: Choose a proper output format

Click on "Format" and select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format for Premiere Pro.


Tip: Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc. Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.


Step 3: Start converting XAVC to Premiere Pro

Click the convert button under the preview window; the XAVC converter will start converting XVAC footage from Sony PXW-X70/X160/X180/X500 to Premiere Pro preferred format immediately.

Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro perfectly.

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