How to Convert Sony XAVC Video to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Editing?

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I have a Sony PMW-F5 video camera and shoot ballet dancing videos at a 4K resolution. The output video is XAVC file. Even though Sony claimed that Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 supports XAVC import from camcorders, the trial version does not work with XAVC video yet. To edit Sony XAVC video on Adobe Premiere Pro, my solution is to convert the XAVC video filmed on the Sony XAVC camera to MPEG2, AVI for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Here is my experience of converting Sony XAVC camcorder video to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 compatible MPEG. I can put XAVC video to my Adobe Premiere Pro with the marvelous video editing functions. I am using  UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter, which offers high quality and high conversion speed.

Step 1. Load Sony XAVC video to UFUSoft HD Video Converter.
After transferring the XAVC videos from Sony camera to the computer hard drive, just run the Sony XAVC camcorder converter, and click the Add button to load XAVC format.

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Step 2. Choose HD video output format.
Click the Profile option and choose HD Video > MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg).

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Adobe Premiere Pro also supports AVI, MP4, WMV import, which are available from the program. However, I prefer MPEG-2 for editing. To get high quality video output, I also click the Settings button, and choose Originalfor the Bitrate option.

Step 3. Convert Sony XAVC video to MPEG.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from XAVC to MPEG-2 starts immediately.

After a while the .mpg file will be ready in the output folder. Just run Adobe Premiere and import the .mpg file for video editing. It is really easy to convert XAVC video to MPEG for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. FYI, the xavc converter also supports joining avchd videos into one file. You may have a try.

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