Got troubled by the problem when importing Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC footage into Adobe Premiere Pro? Here you will find the easy workaround to fix.
The HXR-NX80 Full HD XDCAM camcorder from Sony offers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5″ touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC 4K, streams via 2.4/5 GHz frequency bands, and includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control.
In this article, we will not highlight the features of Sony HXR-NX80, but the Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro workflow. If you have the intention to import and edit Sony HXR-NX80 4K XAVC in Adobe Premiere Pro, just read on.
According to Adobe’s official site, the new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC can natively support XAVC 4K and HD. I’ve tried the trial version of Premiere Pro CC, same result- can’t get Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC viewed in Premiere timeline. To make the HXR-NX80 XAVC files compatible with Premiere Pro perfectly, the easy workaround is to transcode the XAVC to Premiere more editing-friendly codec like MPEG-2. Along with some help from third-party software like UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, you can achieve your goal effortlessly.
Overall, the program is the best XAVC converter under Mac OS X(macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC 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, you can turn to UFUSoft Video Converter. Just get the right version according to your computer’s OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert the HXR-NX80 XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro easily.
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For MacOS 10.13 High Sierra, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion ect Users :
Converting Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC for Editing in Premiere Pro CC
Step 1: Download, install and run the XAVC Converter for Mac; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC videos from Sony HXR-NX80.
Step 2: The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere. You can select MOV, WMV or MPEG-2 from “Editing Software” as the output format. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2. The output videos will keep the original quality of the BPAV MP4 video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, etc.
Tip: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Sony HXR-NX80 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch your editing program to import converted XAVC clips into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.5/CS5/CS4 for further editing.