This article tells you how to use Long GOP files like XAVC-L or MXF with XDCAM Footage in Premiere 2017.
“Actually I like the new version of Premiere 2017. It seems a lot faster to me than other versions …BUT….
I have one problem using Long GOP files like XAVC-L Footage in Premiere 2017.
It appears, that in my timeline some clips respectively some edits from one clip to another hangs during playback and premiere needs 2-3 seconds to catch again.”
The workflow is much complex that I turn to search on Google to find a simple workaround. The following software applications can be used to transcode to a edit-friendly format/códec, for those editors who can’t yet read pro XAVC long GOP directly.
Divergent Media EditReady, US$49.99 (for Mac only. I tested version 126.96.36.1998 and it worked fine.)
Sony Catalyst Prepare, US$199.95 (for Mac or Windows. I haven’t tested it, but Sony has.)
With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC-Long Gop to MPEG-2/WMV for Premiere Pro. Besides Premiere output, it offers other optimized codecs for NLEs like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc. Now, download the software and start conversion.
Tutorial: How to Open XAVC Long Gop files in Premiere
Step 1: Launch the XAVC-Long GOP video converter. Click “Add” icon to load XAVC video files or directly drag&drop the files into file list.
Step 2: For editing XAVC-L in Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing in Adobe PP natively.
Optional: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Hit the convert button to start XAVC Long GOP files to Premiere conversion immediately.
Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Adobe Premiere Pro perfectly.