Having seen some of its high-end cinema camera thunder stolen by the likes of Red and Arri, Sony has just launched a pair of CineAlta PL-mount cameras with brand new Super 35mm sensors: The PMW-F5 and PMW-F55. Both pack 4K CMOS imagers, but there are some major differences -- the higher-end PMW-F55 has a global shutter, wider color gamut and can capture 4k, 2k or HD video internally, ranging from MPEG2 HD 8-bit footage at 50mbps up to 10-bit XAVC 4K at 300mbps, while the PMW-F5 records 2k and HD natively with a rolling shutter.
However when you enjoy the stunning videos recorded of HD image quality, you may encounter problems of trying to edit Sony PMW-F5/PMW-F55 XAVC footage in video editing programs, like Avid, Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle for that the footage is encoded by XAVC.
XAVC is the latest recording format introduced by Sony, two cameras will support this format: Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, the video recorded with these cameras are unsurpassed in quality, however, to edit such files directly in Avid, Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle is impossible, you need to convert XAVC to Avid, Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle compatible formats in advance. To achieve this, a professional XAVC Video Converter is needed.
Pavtube Video Converter, a powerful Sony XAVC Video Converter software which is able to convert XAVC files to Avid, Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle acceptable formats, is not only a Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC Converter, but also a various video format converter. With it, you can easily convert your footages in different formats to Avid, Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle preferred formats smoothly. It also provides try-before-purchase service, click here to download a free trial version.
Workaround: Open PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to NLEs, like Avid Media Composer
Step 1. Install and run Pavtube Video Converter, an all-in-one video transcoder.
Transfer shootings from Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC memory card to your computer, click "Add" to import PMW-F5/F55 XAVC footage. You can choose "Add from folder" to save your files if you have all your files in one folder.
Step 2. Choose "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)" for your Avid Media
Select a proper format from the drop-down list of "Format" bar. To make Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC footage be compatible with Avid, you're advised to select "Avid Studio" >"Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)" format.
For Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle, you are suggested to select "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" under "HD Video" catalog.
Step 3. Press on the big "Convert" button to transcode Sony F55/F5 XAVC file to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle editable format.
When conversion completes you can find converted video by clicking "Open" button. After being converted to video editing program compatible format the Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC footage can be imported to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle instantly.
1. If you are a Mac user, transcode PMW-F5/F55 XAVC to FCP X and convert XAVC to iMovie/FCE can help you get Sony PMW-F5/F55 XAVC imported into FCP X. More related topics you can refer to Pavtube FCP page.
2. If you want to burn XAVC videos to DVD for watching on Mac, please refer to the guide.
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