Convert XAVC to Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC
The Sony PMW-F55 recorded video foramt is MXF format. I want to edit Sony F55 HD video in Premiere Pro CS6, but the editing software can't recognize the .mxf files. I google the question, the problen is the video codec-XAVC. Premiere Pro doesn't support XAVC codec video at all. What should I do?
What is XAVC codec?
XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. We can record 4K resolution with XAVC codec. The recordings are MP4 (Proxy) and MXF (4K, HD) format.
Software that will support XAVC include Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Avid, Quantel, Grass Valley's EDIUS Pro 7, Sony Vegas Pro 12, and Rovi MainConcept SDK. Obvious, we can't import and edit XAVC codec video in Adobe Premiere.
XAVC Premiere Workflow
Don’t worry, there are still some cost effective but simple ways for you to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to convert Sony XAVC codec to a more "edit" friendly codec for Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC. Acrok HD Video Converter is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC Converter for Adobe Premiere Pro. It's able to convert XAVC MXF/MP4 from any camcorder to Premiere more compatible format MOV/WMV video. With it, you may also transcode XAVC to FCP X, iMovie, Avid, FCE and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. Besides, it might help you convert XAVC to other frequent formats like M4V, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc. If meet the XAVC codec issues on Windows and Mac, please get Acrok HD Video Converter to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony XAVC files for Premiere. If you are Mac user, you can download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac to convert XAVC to Premiere Pro compatible videos on Mac.
Convert XAVC for Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC on Mac and Windows
Import XAVC MXF/MP4 videos
Run Acrok HD Video Converter as the best XAVC to Premiere Converter. Click "Add Files" to import XAVC codec MXF/MP4 HD video into this program.
Choose Premiere supported video format
Click "Format" drop-down list, select "Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/SonyVegas MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" as output video format.
Tip 1: You can Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the XAVC video converter main interface.
Tip 2: For Final Cur Pro users, you need to convert XAVC to ProRes codec for FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. If you like editing videos in iMovie on Mac, you can convert XAVC to AIC MOV for iMovie 8/9/11/13.
Convert XAVC MXF/MP4 to AIC MOV
Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony XAVC to AIC codec for Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC on Mac or Windows.
After XAVC to AIC video conversion. Click "Open" button to get the exported files. Now, you can import MP4/MXF (XAVC Codec) video into Adobe Premiere Pro easily, and edit XAVC in Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC easily.