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Solve Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L Format Incompatible Issue with Premiere Elements 14

Solve Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L Format Incompatible Issue with Premiere Elements 14

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The PXW-X400 offers stunning imaging performance up to 1080/60p, optimized weight balance and ergonomics, and new networking features that enable field-to-air flexibility like never before. As for formats recording, it supports full HD XAVC-L recording at up to 1080/60p. Below article will main focuses on how to load XAVC-L HD into Premiere Elements 14.

Sony PXW-X400

Adobe Premiere Elements 14 supported formats

Video file formats: 3GPP(.3gp, .3g2), Adobe Shockwave Flash(.swf), Audio Video Interleave(.avi), AVCHD (.mts, m2ts), DV stream(.dv), H.264(.mp4, .m4v), H.264-encoded QuickTime(.mov, .mp4, .m4v), MOD(.mod), MPEG-1(.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe), MPEG-2(.m2v, .mp2, .mpg), MPEG-2 Transport Stream(.m2t), QuickTime(.mov), TOD(.tod), Video Objective(DVD video)(.vob), Windows Media(.wmv)
Audio file formats: Windows Media audio(.wma), Waveform(.wav), QuickTime audio(.mov), MPEG audio(.mp3, .m4a), Dolby Digital(.ac3), Advanced Audio Coding (.aac), Audio Interchange File Format(.aif, .aiff), Adaptive Multi-Rate Compression(.amr)

Compatibility issues of XAVC-L with Premiere Elements 14

From above lists, we can see that Premiere Elements can handle H.264 quite well, the XAVC-L codec produced by Sony PXW-X400 are using components of the H.264 specification that haven’t been widely adopted in the past, in particular, it uses the “high” profile, level 4 or more, many H.264 decoding tools on the market don’t properly handle these profiles. Therefore, there will be format incompatible issues when working XAVC-L with Premiere Elements 14.

Transcode PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Premiere Elements 14

To achieve a fast and fluid workflow of Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L with Premiere Elements 14, the best way is transocding XAVC-L to Premiere Elements 14 best favorable editing formats. After searching on the Internet for best XAVC Converter, you may find Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan)/Windows does the job best than all its competitors, it not only facilitates you to directly transcode Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Premiere Elements 14 preset profile formats, but also offer some beneficial and simple video editing functions for you: you can trim the video footage to remove unwanted parts from the video, merge separate video clips into single one, split large video files into small parts by file size, length or count, you can also add video/image/transparent text watermark to video for protection.

Besides Premiere Elements 14, the program also helps to rewrap PXW-X400 XAVC-L video to other professional video editing codec such as Prores, Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD for editing in FCP X, Davinci Resolve 12 on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How to transcode Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Premiere Elements 14 on Mac?

Tips: The program has both Windows and Mac version, the following guide will perform on the Mac computer.

Step 1: Add Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L files to the program.

Launch the professional XAVC Converter on your Mac computer, and then click “Add” button to browse and load your source Sony PXW-X400 XAVC-L files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.

Load PXW-X400 XAVC-L files

Step 2: Select to output Premiere Elements 14 optimized format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select “Adobe Premiere Pro/Son…” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” to output for editing with Premiere Elements 14.

Specify to output Premiere Elements 14 preset profile format

Step 3: Edit XAVC-L files.

Select an item to active the “Edit” menu on the main tool bar, on the opened “Video Editor” window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add special effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Edit XAVC L files

Step 4: Start PXW-X400 XAVC-L to Premiere Elements 14 conversion.

Go back to the main UI, click the “Convert” button under the video preview window to start the conversion process.

When the conversion is over, transfer the converted files in the destination that you have specified before to your local computer, then feel free to import video to Premiere Elements 14 to begin your great editing works.

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