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Old 28-05-2014, 4:14 AM
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Convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Premiere Pro

Summary: Follow the guide on Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro workflow for getting 4K XAVC Files into Premiere Pro without any issues.

Sony released a professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder PXW-Z100. It uses the XAVC recording format first used in the PMW-F55, F5. Adobe Premiere Pro is one of good tools to edit videos on Mac or Windows; however, for the new XAVC users, it is a big problem to loading XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 to Premiere Pro (including PP CS4/CS5/CS6 or PP CC7)- they will get some trouble for the video clips, or rather the XAVC clips, are not supported by Adobe, such files will not be shown when importing. Here, I will tell you in details on importing Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Premiere Pro for editing smoothly.
Since Adobe Premiere Pro is not workable with Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC files natively(even with some plug-ins), if you want to transfer Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Premiere Pro, first you need to convert XAVC to Adobe PP friendly codec like MPEG-2 in a lossless way. To do so, you need a professional XAVC Video Converter to help. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.
It is an easy-to-use yet professional Mac XAVC Converter. It's able to convert XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro native editing. Besides, it might help you to solve the XAVC codec issues with FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer on Mac with optimal ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD presets. For Windows(8) users, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the Adobe Premiere Pro and XAVC incompatible problem.
How to convert Sony PXW-Z100 media to Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and launch the Mac XAVC to Premiere Pro converter. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting.

Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.
Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to start Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to MPEG-2 conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, you can import the converted Sony PXW-Z100 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7 for smooth playback and editing.
More Guides:
How to import Sony XAVC to Final Cut Pro
Convert Sony XAVC to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
Converting Sony XAVC videos to AIC MOV for iMovie
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