Check out this guide to Learn how to edit XAVC footage from Sony XDCAM PXW-X180 camera in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting the video files to a Mac most compatible format.
Sony new XDCAM PXW-X180 camera is a three-chip 1/3" CMOS camera which records MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps, as well as XAVC, AVCHD, and DV on SxS cards in dual slots. It has a third card slot which records proxy files to SD cards, which can be sent over wifi from the camera. You can also remotely control the camera from a smartphone app. It has a continuously variable ND filter as well.
Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage to Adobe Premiere Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
It works as the best Sony XAVC converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks(10.9). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-X180 XAVC files to ProRes for FCP (X), DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe, AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS, XDCAM, DV files from Sony PXW-X180 to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc videos for different uses.
How to Losslessly Convert Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro on Mac
1. First, download and install Brorsoft Vide Converter for Mac.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Launch the Sony XAVC Converter for Mac and click add button to import XAVC clips to the program for converting.
2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing Sony XAVC in Adobe Premiere, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
3. Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC from Sony PXW-X180 to Premiere Pro compatible format immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Adobe Premiere perfectly.
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