Sony PXW-X500, as a highly modular and open standards camcorder is ideal for mainstream broadcast operations. It gives broadcasters a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to shoot in a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite, MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM. Users can choose a recording mode based on your post production. When you got some XAVC files from Sony PXW-X500, how to get XAVC footage to Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLEs? Is Sony PXW-X500 XAVC files directly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro? This article aims to outline a way to import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro with smooth workflow.
Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing. But XAVC codec is a new one, and is not widely supported, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5. Since, MPEG-2 is the most compatible codec for Adobe Premiere Pro, so if we want to edit Sony PXW-X500 XAVC on Adobe Premiere Pro, it is necessary to convert those already shot XAVC files to MPEG-2 .mpg using third-party software.
Overall, UFUSoft XAVC Video Converter is highly recommended. This ideal app offers you a best way to get Sony PXW-X500 XAVC footage into Adobe Premiere Pro without losing quality. With it, you can transcode all XAVC files from Sony PXW-X500 to Adobe Premiere Pro natively supported media format on Windows (Windows 10 included) or Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included) with fast encoding speed. What’s more, this video converter also provides the optimal presets like Apple ProRes, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, DNxHD for Final Cut Pro, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, Avid MC, etc. Download it and follow the tutorial below.
Download the XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter:
Tutorial on converting Sony PXW-X500 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1. Import Sony PXW-X500 XAVC Videos
Launch the XAVC Converter, then click the adding button to import your Sony PXW-X500 XAVC flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.
Step 2. Set Output Format
Go to “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats in this column are the good choices as well.
Step 3. Advanced Video Audio settings
If you wanna, you can go to the “Settings” page to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.
Step 4. Start converting Sony PXW-X500 XAVC video
Tap the Convert button to start transcoding Sony PXW-X500 to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Once the process completes, you can find the generated videos via “Open” button, then you can transfer the encoded Sony PXW-X500 XAVC videos to Premiere without issue.