Could not figure out the correct workflow between XAVC files and Premiere Pro? No worry, this article explores the best workaround to import XAVC to Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 by accessing format transcoding.
Although being a new recording format introduced by Sony, XAVC has been widely adopted now. Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the professional market, which XAVC-S employs the MP4 wrapping to serve the consumer market. Typical CineAlta cameras that support XAVC include Sony FX3, Sony FX6, Sony PXW-FS7 and more. Premiere Pro can only import some kinds of data contained within XAVC files. If your source XAVC files are not Premiere Pro supported ones, Premiere Pro will refuse accepting them or crash unexpectedly.
What to do if Premiere Pro doesn’t have native support for your 4K and 1080P XAVC files? In this case, you will need to transcode XAVC recordings to an intermediate codec that Premiere Pro accepts well, such as MPEG-2 MPG. To process format shifting, third party software like Acrok XAVC Video Converter is required. This converter program features easy-to-use and intuitive interface, even if you are a new user, you can quickly master the basic steps. The most important thing is that it features optimal format preset for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, which ensures optimum performance when you editing re-encoded XAVC files in Premiere Pro.
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XAVC to Premiere Pro workflow – how to import XAVC to Premiere Pro?
As we mentioned above, to be able to make XAVC files work smoothly with Premiere Pro, you will need to convert XAVC files to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro using Acrok software. To do format conversion, follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as a professional XAVC to Premiere Pro Converter. Click “Add file” to import your source media to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click the drop-down list besides “Format”’, choose “Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the most compatible format for Premiere Pro with best quality. You can choose AVC MOV or wmv (VC-1) WMV as well.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click “Settings” button, the “Profile Settings” panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 4: Edit XAVC videos
Click “Edit” icon then you’ll see Trim, Crop, 3D, Effect, Watermark, Subtitles and Audio 7 video editing functions as follows. You can trim your favorite part from the video to convert for more fun.
Step 4: When ready, click “Convert” to start transcoding XAVC files to Premiere Pro supported MPEG-2 MPG format. As soon as the conversion complete, click “Open” button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 for further editing.