Guide on Importing Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC files to Premiere

Encounter issue while importing Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC files to Premiere for further editing? This article will teach you how to freely edit Sony XAVC files in Premiere without any issue.

The PXW-Z90 includes several features to suit broadcast-specific production requirements: XAVC L format recording, which provides high-quality images at 4:2:2 10 bit (HD) and 4:2:0 8 bit (QFHD) in addition to conventional broadcasting MPEG2HD format recording. While the problem is that users can not import Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC recordings to Premiere for further editing before sharing.

“New to Sony PXW-Z90V, and do not know to how to deal with all my recordings. I know it records videos in XAVC L codec. The issue is that my Premiere crashed while meeting with Sony PXW-Z90V videos. Do you know some simple way to edit Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC files in Premiere? Thank you in advice.”

In fact, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac can help you out. With it, you can effortlessly encode Sony PXW-Z90V 4K XAVC footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLEs), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you are a PC user and willing to transfer Sony PXW-FS5 4K files to Premiere, Brorsoft MXF Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Convert Sony PXW-Z90V 4K files for Premiere

1: Click the “Add” button to load 4K XAVC .mxf videos from Sony PXW-Z90V.

2: Click “Format” bar and then move your pointer Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Canon XC10 MXF to Premiere Pro conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can copy the converted Sony PXW-Z90V(4K) files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 with smooth workflow.

You’re now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import” to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.

Editor’s Note: Premiere Pro CS6 will not natively support XAVC, but Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro, has added support for this new camera format. To import XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and its previous versions, you can download Rovi Totalcode, a Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5/CS6 which has perfect support for Sony’s 4K XAVC format. However, this third-party plug-in will cost you a lot of money. In addition, it only works on Windows but not Mac.

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