Got troubled by the problem when importing Sony PXW-Z90V XAVC footage into Adobe Premiere Pro? Here you will find the easy workaround to fix.

The PXW-Z90V 4K HDR 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 PXW-Z90V camcorder features a stacked 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5″ touchscreen LCD monitor. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG HD at 4:2:2 (requires optional license key). S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions offer users additional image control.

In this article, we will not highlight the features of Sony PXW-Z90V, but the Sony PXW-Z90V 4K XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro workflow. If you have the intention to import and edit Sony PXW-Z90V 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 PXW-Z90V XAVC viewed in Premiere timeline. To make the PXW-Z90V 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 PXW-Z90V 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 PXW-Z90V XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Pro easily.

For Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Vista Users :


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 PXW-Z90V 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 PXW-Z90V.

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 PXW-Z90V 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.

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