Transfer Sony F5/F55 XAVC to Premiere for Editing Quickly and Easily

The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camcorder attracts a great number of people thanks to its great performance of shooting gorgeous XAVC 2K/HD videos with its 8.9 megapixels Sony 4K image sensor. The PMW-F5 is one of the pioneers to employ the newest XAVC format which has brought forth quite a few questions such as “I want to convert Sony F5 XAVC to Premiere for editing on Mac but not knowing how to do it.” Yes, it is true. Unlike other popular video format such as AVCHD, MXF, etc, XAVC is not widely used and it cannot be accepted by most popular applications or software including QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and more. That is why we cannot import PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to Premiere for editing on Mac directly.

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To edit Sony F5 XAVC footage in Premiere on Mac can be very easy. We can manage it by using a piece of powerful software called Doremisoft Mac XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter which is specializing in converting XAVC to Adobe Premiere favorable format MOV/MPEG-2 with original quality kept, so as to allow you import PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to Premiere for extension editing without hassles. Moreover, before starting the conversion, you are allowed to perfect the XAVC video files by rendering to the editing features provided.

Note: If you are running Windows, please refer to Doremisoft XAVC Video Converter for Windows to assist you in handling any XAVC problems smoothly.

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It is quite easy to use this wonderful XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter. Guidelines are shown by taking the example of converting Sony F5 XAVC to Premiere as below.

Step 1: Import XAVC Footages to the Program

First of all, download this XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter, install and run it. Then, click the “Add Files” button to import XAVC video files into the program. Batch importing is allowed. By the way, you can drag and drop the files into the converter directly.

Note: to import the XAVC footages to your computer, you may need to use “Content Browser v2.0” and a Sony SxS card reader or Echo Thunderbolt Card reader, or a computer equipped with an Express Card 34 slot.

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Step 2: Set the Proper Output Format

In order to edit Sony F5 XAVC footage in Premiere, we should select “Premiere” -> “Adobe Premiere-MOV(*mov)” or “Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*mpeg)” as the output format from the drop-down list by clicking “Convert to” menu.

Note: Since there are various optimal presets, you can convert XAVC to any other application or software by choosing the proper output format freely.

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Step 3: Start to convert XAVC to Adobe Premiere

You can customize the XAVC video files before converting Sony F5 XAVC to Premiere. For example, you can crop the videos, add visual effects, set the parameters such as video resolution, frame rate and video encoder, etc. After doing the editing, you can click “Start” button to launch the conversion. You can view the progress in real-time. After the conversion has been done, you can edit Sony F5 XAVC footage in Premiere freely.

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