How to Work Sony FDR-AXP35 XAVC S footage in Premiere Pro
Sony's FDR-AXP35 Handycam gives you 4K performance in the palm of your hand. It combines 4K video recording using Sony's XAVC S codec. Of course, it also records 1080p video up to 50 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images. Well, this article is focused on Sony FDR-AXP35 XAVC S to Premiere. If you are planning to edit Sony AXP35 XAVC S files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, just keep reading.
If you've got some XAVC S material from FDR-AXP35, you will research possible workflows for XAVC S to Adobe Premiere, so as to have smooth work with the Sony AXP35 XAVC S in Premiere Pro. At present, XVAC S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Adobe Premiere Pro(including old version Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 or the latest CC) so far. If you want to import Sony FDR-AXP35 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.
Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here to transcode XAVC S to MPEG-2 which is a friendly format supported by Adobe Premiere. With this professional Mac XAVC S converter, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC-S from Sony AXP35 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you want to encode XAVC S to an editable format on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Start the conversion now.
Download the XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Import Sony FDR-AXP35 XAVC S to Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 for editing
Step 1: Load files to the program
Launch the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the Sony FDR-AXP35 XAVC S file(s) 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 AXP35 XAVC S to MPG for Premiere 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 Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 to play and edit without any problem.
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