Editing Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC in Premiere/FCP/Avid MC
Considering buying new camera for video? Sony PXW-Z90 would be a good choice which offers broadcast quality 4K with advanced features such as high speed Auto Focus, Instant HDR Workflow. While, before buying anything, most guys would do some research into how well it edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer or any other video editing programs. From what we have read the Sony PXW-Z90 can use XAVC codec. If you wanna know how to import Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC to Premiere/FCP/Avid MC for editing, just read on.
From relevant forums, we got know that Adobe Premiere Pro (even the Premiere Pro CC), Final Cut Pro X/7, Avid Media Composer 8/7 can't work XAVC natively. The basic reason is that as it happens with H.264, XAVC is not for editing, is for delivery. That means editing Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC in FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid Media Composer is not an easy work. To get rid of the trouble, we share a quick and smooth workflow below.
How to Convert Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC to Editable Format
1. First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (or Windows version). Overall, this XAVC converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC to MPEG-2, ProRes, DNxHD ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
2. After installing the XAVC converter program on Mac and run it. Click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import source videos to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
3. Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) is the target format for editing XAVC in FCP. And "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" is the best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Avid MC.
Tip: You also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
4. Click the "Convert"icon, and the XAVC to Premiere converter will start converting Sony Sony PXW-Z90 XAVC to the format you set. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony PXW-Z90 footage in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro without any problem.