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How to get Adobe Premiere Pro working with XAVC S Codec


XAVC S is intended as a more economic and simpler consumer codec, which is more appropriate to simpler editing and internet streaming applications. As it claimed, the new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC can natively support XAVC S 4K and HD. Whereas, you will find it is a painful experience to import XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC(before 8.2.0) or CS6, CS5, CS4. There are some issues always occurred:

Q: "I'm looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting XAVC S media into Adobe Premiere Pro. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit XAVC S in Premiere Pro CS6 from Sony FDR-AX33."

To import XAVC S flies into Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing, you'd better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to Premiere Pro natively supported format like MPEG-2. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

Overall, the program is the best XAVC S converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC S encoded MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create a Premiere Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download the best XAVC S converter:

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How to work XAVC S files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Load XAVC S videos

Download, install and run the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter; click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import source video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


Step 2. Select 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 - Profile Settings:

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start converting XAVC S files

Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC S for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 perfectly.

Related Guides:

How to Convert XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes Quickly and Easily
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How to import XAVC S Clips to Avid Media Composer

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