Edit Sony FDR-X1000V 4K XAVC S in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

Summary: The article aims to provide some tips and tricks for working with Sony X1000V XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 flawlessly.

Sony FDR-X1000V, a new 4K Action Cam record videos to a separately available microSD card, with the option for web-friendly MP4 and professional XAVC S compression. Most users would choose to shoot with the FDR-X1000V using the new 4K XAVC S codec. However, when editing Sony X1000V XAVC S files in Adobe Premiere Pro, you may found there wasn't solid support for the codec in Premiere. So, is there any alternative way to import 4K XAVC S videos from Sony FDR-X1000V to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 seamlessly?

Since Adobe Premiere is not workable with Sony X1000V XAVC S files natively(even with some plug-ins), if you want to transfer Sony X1000V 4K XAVC S to Premiere Pro, first you need to convert XAVC S to Adobe PP friendly codec like MPEG-2 in a lossless way.

Based on our multiple testing and other users’ feedback, we recommend you to transcode Sony X1000V 4K XAVC S footage to Premiere Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer and more. If you’re using a Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version- Video Converter, which can help you solve the XAVC S incompatibility issues on Windows(8).

How to Import Sony X1000V XAVC S to Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 for editing

Step 1: Load XAVC S footage

Launch the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter and click “Add File” button to locate the Sony FDR-X1000V XAVC S files you want to add. Or you can drag & drop the files into software window list directly.

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.

Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings

Click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Step 4: Start conversion

Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to finish encoding Sony X1000C XAVC S to MPG for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded XAVC S files to your Premiere Pro for editing without any problem.

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