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XAVC Premiere Workflow: Import and Edit XAVC with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

XAVC Premiere Workflow: Import and Edit XAVC with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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What is XAVC codec?

XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. We can record 4K resolution with XAVC codec. 

Software Supported

Software that will support XAVC include Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Avid, Quantel, Grass Valley’s EDIUS Pro 7, Sony Vegas Pro 12, and Rovi MainConcept SDK. Obvious, we can’t import and edit XAVC codec video in Adobe Premiere.

XAVC Premiere Workflow

Don’t worry, there are still some cost effective but simple ways for you to import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to convert Sony XAVC codec to a more “edit” friendly codec for Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC. Pavtube Video Converter (Top 10 Best Video Converter for Windows Review)is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC Converter for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It’s able to convert XAVC from any camcorder to Premiere more compatible format MOV/WMV video. Besides, it might help you convert XAVC to other frequent formats like M4V, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc. 

If you are Mac user, you want to transcode XAVC to FCP X, iMovie, Avid, FCE and more NLE programs, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it:


Key Features:

  • Three simple clicks to convert 4K XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC compatible formats.
  • Aside from Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you can directly convert 4K XAVC to iMovie, QuickTime, Sony Movie Studio,Windows Movie Maker, Davinci Resolve and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your 4K XAVC videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.

Warm tip: The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter: 

How to Convert and Import 4K XAVC Files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Step 1. Add 4K XAVC files

Click “Add Video” button to load .mts files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, click “Format” options to select the best format. It is recommended to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” for best output format.. If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported m2ts files to one output video.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting 4K XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC easily.

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