Import and edit Sony PXW-X320 MXF in Premiere Pro CC

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Import and edit Sony PXW-X320 MXF in Premiere Pro CC

“The new Sony PXW-X320 shoots in XAVC codec… When will Premiere Pro CC support this for import? dont need ama, just need to import into Adobe without using a third party app to transcode prior!”

The PXW-X320 incorporates three 1/2-inch-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and a wide dynamic range to give more freedom of expression for creative shooting. The PXW-X320 incorporates XAVC in the HD domain at a 100 Mbps data rate, enabling the creation of rich content with 10-bit quality. It is capable of recording XVAC Intra at 1920 x 1080 Full HD 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p and 23.98p. The camcorder can also record Full HD video at up to 50 Mbps using XAVC Long and MPEG HD422, as well as MPEG HD at 35 Mbps / 25 Mbps, MPEG IMX at 50 Mbps, and DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF file, as standard supported formats.

However, there is no support for Sony PXW-X320 from non-linear editing systems such as Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro 17, Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, etc. currently. If you would like to import Full HD XAVC videos to Premiere Pro CC, the easy workaround is to get a third-party program to transcode XAVC to Premiere Pro CC editing-friendly codec – MPEG-2.

To convert Sony PXW-X320 to Premiere Pro CC supported MPEG-2 codec quickly and easily, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from to XAVC footage without quality loss for smooth importing and editing in Premiere Pro CC. Besides Sony PXW-X320, the program also support other various camcorders like JVC GY-HC500, JVC GY-HM250, Sony PXW-Z750, Canon XF705, GoPro Herp 7, etc. What’s more, this program offers other professinal encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRes, HEVC, DNxHD, etc. – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Reslove and more.

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If you’re using a Mac PC, simply turn to its Mac version. Below I will take the Windows version of XAVC video converter for example to show you how to encode Sony PXW-X320 to MPEG-2 codec on Windows 10. The process in Mac is almost the same.

How to encode Sony PXW-X320 .mxf to MPEG-2 codec for Premiere Pro CC quickly and easily?

Step 1. Import MXF videos
Install the XAVC to MPEG-2 Converter and run it. Drag the Sony PXW-X320 files to the software. Or you can also click “Add file” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate - convert Sony PXW-X320 XAVC for Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 2. Select MPEG-2 as the output format
You can directly choose the MPEG-2 profile from “Editing Software” catelog for Premiere Pro CC which has been supplied by the Adobe MPEG-2 encoder. The settings fit seamlessly all versions of Premiere Pro. Note that MPEG-2 is just a codec, the video encoded with MPEG-2 will be wrapped in a MPG container.

Encode Sony PXW-X320 XAVC to MPEG-2 codec for Premiere Pro CC

Step 3. Set advanced settings (Optional)
If you are critical about the output quality, you can adjust the parameters about the videos. As is true of video, audio settings is also important in adding a premium to the video quality. Just click “Setting” by the side of “Format” and you are ready to tweak. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start converting Sony PXW-X320 videos
As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. After conversion is done, simply click “Open” button to find generated MPEG-2 codec encoded MPG files. Afterwards, you can transfer the encoded Sony PXW-X320 files into A Premiere Pro CC for smooth editing without any problem.

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