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Is the Sony FDR-AX40 4K XAVC S compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4

Premiere Pro can't directly edit the xavc s files from sony FDR-AX40 Handycam ? If you make the XAVC S recordings editable before taking to the Premiere Pro program, the incompatible error won't happen any more. Here is how.

Q: "I've recently begun shooting video with Sony AX40. I can record video in MP4 but wanted to check the better encoder XAVC-S. I'm working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and it does not recognize the XAVC S file. Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated."

You might be in the similar trouble like above. In fact, XVAC S as a new codec does not appear to be supported by Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe PPro CC7. Then how to import Sony FDR-AX40 videos to Premiere Pro for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the XAVC S recordings editable before taking to the Premiere Pro program, the incompatible error won't happen any more.

To import XAVC S flies into Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing, you'd better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to Premiere Pro natively supported format like MPEG-2. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

Overall, the program is the best XAVC S converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC S encoded MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create a Premiere Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download the best XAVC S converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Guide of Converting Sony FDR-AX40 XAVC S/MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC S files to the Mac XAVC S converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony XAVC S files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select proper output format.

To edit XAVC S in Adobe Premiere, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output.

Tip: This XAVC S converter also allows you to fix the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel to your needs by clicking Settings icon.

Step 3: When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start XAVC S to MPEG-2 conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted Sony FDR-AX40 XAVC S file to Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.

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