Import and edit Sony FX3 XAVC HS in Premiere Pro CC
“I got some XAVC HS videos with my Sony FX3. And I want to transfer the 4K XAVC HS videos to Premiere Pro CC supported video format for further editing. However, they were refused by Adobe. I can not import the 4K videos to Premiere Pro CC directly. How should I do? Help me, thank you!”
XAVC HS 4K. Records 4K movies in the XAVC HS format. The XAVC HS format uses the HEVC codec, which has high compression efficiency. The camera can record movies with higher image quality than XAVC S movies but the same data volume. Long GOP compression is used for movies. It was introduced some time ago by Sony, starting with Sony a7S III, and then with Sony FX3 and Sony a1. However, the codec purpose is to allow high end Sony cameras to be able to record 4K, not to be an editable format.
In fact, Adobe has added the XAVC (.mxf) and XAVC S(.mp4) formats as the input video, but there are so many limits you are facing like, system requirements, video frame rate, whole XAVC HS structure, etc. If you wanna import XAVC HS files to Premiere Pro CC, you’d better convert XAVC HS to H.264 or MPEG-2, an editable format for Adobe editing software.
As it happens with H.265, XAVC HS are not for editing, are for delivery, in this case, Sony’s XAVC HS is the previous step before edit/compose any sequence of pro video. To edit Sony FX3 files in your editing software smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode XAVC HS with a powerful XAVC HS Video Converter. Acrok Video Conveter Ultimate is the recommended utility to fulfill the task. Just read on to learn how to encode Sony FX3 footage to Premiere Pro CC supported video format on Windows 10.
This 4K Video Converter can be used as the best XAVC HS Converter under Windows 10. Applying it, you can easily transcode Sony FX3 recordings to QuickTime MOV for playing on PC, convert XAVC HS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker, convert XAVC HS to Apple ProRes 422, Convert XAVC HS to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, convert XAVC HS to DaVinci Resolve editable format with least quality loss. In addition, the mac version Video Converter Ultimate also allows you to encode/re-encode Sony FX3 videos to Final Cut Pro X, iMovie and various non-linear editing systems (NLE) for smoothly importing and editing. It is a powerful MXF to FCP Converter, H.265 Video Converter, DVD Ripper, 4K Video Converter and Blu-ray Ripper. Download the program and follow the Sony FX3 to Premiere Pro editable video conversion process.
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Converting Sony FX3 XAVC HS videos for editing in Premiere Pro CC
1. Load Sony FX3 files
Launch the Sony FX3 to Premiere Pro CC Converter. You can directly drag and drop the XAVC HD files to the software, or click “Add file” button to locate the source files.
2. Choose Premiere Pro Profile
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > 4K > 4K Video (*.mp4)” as the output option for Premiere Pro CC on Windows 10. If you like, you can choose Adobe Premiere AVC MOV or Adobe MPEG-2 MPG under Editing Software category.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Premiere Pro CC.
Before video conversion, you can personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. All you need is to click “Edit” icon to get the video editing window. Then you’ll see Trim, Crop, 3D, Effect, Watermark, Subtitles and Audio 7 video editing functions as follows.
3. Start Sony FX3 video conversion
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, it will start to convert Sony FX3 XAVC HS to H.264 or MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to your software, and then you can play, edit Sony FX3 files in Premiere Pro CC freely.