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How to edit Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC recordings in Premiere Pro CC/CS on Mac?

“When I opened Premiere Pro on Mac, the XAVC recording from Sony PDW-HD1550 cannot be recognized. Can Adobe Premiere Pro support XAVC files?”

When users got some XAVC files, most of them would like to import these XAVC recording from Sony PDW-HD1550 into Premiere Pro or other editing programs for further editing. But the problem is, the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony is not supported well by Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS. To import Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC to Premiere Pro CC/CS for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to rewrap and convert XAVC to MPEG-2, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro. It’s a great way to achieve your goal. The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac which can be used as an ideal Sony XAVC Converter on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan included). With it, you can effortlessly convert Sony XAVC to Premiere Pro MPEG-2 codec, is also able to convert any HD videos to MPEG-2 codec for Premiere Pro, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie/FCE, ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro, etc. you can also use this software to convert videos to other formats, such as MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV, etc. with this software you don’t need to worry about any video editing and playback issues, you can download this Sony XAVC to MPEG-2 Converter.

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Convert Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro


Step 1. Load XAVC recordings

Run the XAVC to Premiere Converter you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files to the converter. You can also hit “Add File” button to import the Sony XAVC videos to the app.

Sony XAVC to Premiere Converter

Step 2. Select output format for Premiere Pro

You just need to go to “Adobe Premiere” column, and choose “Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as best video format for editing Sony XAVC in Premiere Pro CC/CS as well as good video quality.

Convert Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro

Tips: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step 3. Convert Sony PDW-HD1550 to Premiere conversion

Click “Convert” button to convert Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro on Mac with best video and audio quality.

When the Sony XAVC to MPEG-2 conversion is done, click “Open Folder” button to get the MPEG-2 .mpg file(s), then you can transfer the Sony PDW-HD1550 XAVC files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for native editing on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included).

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