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How to Import/Edit Sony XAVC Recordings to Adobe Premiere? Sony PMW-F55/PMW-F5

XAVC, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format.XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. XAVC is produced by two CineAlta cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5. When you try to import those XAVC files from your Sony PMW-F55 or Sony PMW-F5 camera to the Adobe Premiere or other video editing software like Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Avid, iMovie, FCP and FCE, you may have got problems. Their version does not support such XAVC format, for example Premiere CS 3 or the trial version of CS 4, CS 5, CS6.

Is it the only way that paying money to upgrade the version? I don’t think so. An UFUSoft XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter may be a good choice. Here this article will show you an easy way to help you convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Adobe Premiere for editing.

First of all, you can free download UFUSoft AVCHD Video Converter as the the best Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter here, install and run it.

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Step 1: Import Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC video into this program

Click “Add” button to load your Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files.

Step 2: Select the output format for Adobe Premiere and the output path

Set output format for Adobe Premiere

To choose the output format for Adobe Premiere, please click “Format” and then select the Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas item under the dropdown menu. There provides you three formats WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv), MPEG-2(*. mpg) and MOV(AVC)(*.mov). You can choose according to your need. Here we choose MOV as an example.

Then click the file icon of “Output” to set the output path. If you want to optimize the video and audio parameters, you can set in “Settings”. File size, bitrate, frame rate can be adjusted here.

Step 3: Start Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to Adobe Premiere conversion

If you have finished the above steps, please click the button “Convert” at the lower right corner to start converting Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere. After a while, you can get the generated files from the destination folder.

Step 4: Import the converted videos to Adobe Premiere

Once you get the converted MOV file, you can import it to Adobe Premiere. Premiere allows you to import a single video clip, multiple clips or an entire folder of clips. You can import them from the main menu or you can import videos and folders by dragging them into the Project panel.

This time, you can edit your Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC videos in Adobe Premiere with ease.

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