The Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 fits nicely inside the palm, yet it delivers excellent video using Sony’s XAVC S compression format. Well, here comes the problem that XAVC S video format is hardly compatible with many NLEs, like Premiere Pro CC.
This Cam can records video in XAVC S Codec, which is intended as a more economic and simpler consumer codec, and more appropriate to simpler editing and Internet streaming applications. The new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC can natively support XAVC S 4K and HD. Whereas, you will find it is a painful experience to import Sony AZ1 XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC (before 8.2.0) or CS6, CS5, CS4.
The basic reason is that XAVC S, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec is much more than a video format that Premiere can support. In this situation, maybe an upgrade of the Adobe version could help. Still stuck with unsuccessful attempts? Perhaps you need to convert Sony XAVC S to MPEG-2, which is best accepted by Premiere.
Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick. With a professional XAVC S converter- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can get the work done easily. This software is able to convert XAVC S files from Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 to Premiere Pro CC fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. It can also export Apple ProRes for FCP, Apple InterMedaite Codec (AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for native editing.
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How to convert Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC?
Step 1: Backup your XAVC S files from Sony HDR-AZ1 to hard drive. Install and launch this program. Drag and drop XAVC S files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting XAVC S to MPEG-2 .mpg format. It will take you a little while.
Conclusion: After conversion, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you’ll get no troubles in editing Sony HDR-AZ1 XAVC S files in Premiere Pro CC. Good News! During 2015 Label Day, Pavtube provides big sale with up to 50% off for some products.
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