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How to edit Sony XAVC file in Pinnacle Studio without problem


XAVC is a kind of much new video format which is introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. So far, two camcorders, Sony PMW-F55 and PMW-F5, recorded the video in XAVC format are available on the market. Although there is no doubt that this kind of video format has an outstanding performance on saving videos and pictures with high quality, most of editing software can not support Sony XAVC file well.

"I am excited that I got the Sony PMW-F55 several days ago. I am satisfied with the outstanding video quality. However, I am having trouble editing my footage. I have Pinnacle Studio 14 HD, but when I try to import the video from my camcorder, I get an error about it not being able to import the file type. What's wrong? "

Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application produced by Pinnacle Systems which is also a division of Avid Technology.

The video format that Pinnacle Studio support:
AVI File - (.avi)
MPEG Files - MPEG-1, MPEG-2 SD & HD, and MPEG-4 - (.mpg, .mpeg, .mod, .mp2, .mp4, .m2ts, .mts, .m1v, m2v. mpv)
WMV Files - (.wmv)
DIVX - (.avi)
MOD (JVC Everio cameras) - (.mod)
3GPP Files - (.3gp)
TOD Files - (*.tod)
AVCHD - (.m2ts, .mts) - Requires Ultimate or Ultimate Collection

As we mentioned above, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. So if you are planning to edit Sony XAVC file in Pinnacle Studio, you need to find a third party program to convert your videos first. To solve the problem, Brorsoft Sony XAVC Video Converter is highly recommended to you. This is a best application for you to transcode XAVC videos to AVI/WMV/MPEG for editing in Pinnacle Studio.

If you are a Mac user and want to edit XAVC videos in Adobe Premiere/FCP/iMovie on Mac, then Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is specially designed for you.

Download Sony XAVC Video Converter:

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How to Convert Sony XAVC for Pinnacle Studio:

Step 1: Add the Sony XAVC files to the Converter you have set up on your computer.


Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Pinnacle. Or you can choose MPEG-1, MPEG-2 as the target format from "Common Video".


Step 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface.

Step 4: Tap the Arrow button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony XAVC to Pinnacle Studio.

Once the conversion process is at 100%, you can easily transfer Sony XAVC video to Pinnacle Studio for post-production without problem.

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