The Sony PXW-X180 is equipped with three 1/3″ Full HD Exmor CMOS image sensors, new Sony G lens with 25x optical zoom, it is impressive. The PMW-X180 has a built-in ND filter with 4 positions and, to help with handheld shooting, the camera also includes optical image stabilization. Sony PXW-X180 has the ability to record videos in a multitude of video codecs, such as new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs, XDCAM MPEG HD 422 and 420 codecs, and consumer AVCHD and DV codecs. The recorded files are in MXF, AVCHD MTS formats.

“I received my Sony PXW-X180 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camera last month and shot several commercials with XAVC codec. Unfortunately, when I tried to import and edit the PXW-X180 XAVC media in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.02, it crashed, so was Media Encoder. I was wondering if it is possible to edit Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro CS6 natively? I just want to get the material edited as soon as possible. Any help would be much appreciated!”

According to Premiere Pro users have to wait till Premiere Pro 7 comes out to use Sony XAVC files. That’s why when you try to open the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Media Encoder, both of them crashed. In this situation, you will need third party software to transcode PXW-X180 XAVC for your editing program. You are suggested to transcode PXW-X180 XAVC to MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro.

How to Import Sony PXW-X180 footage to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing?

Free download a trail of UFUWare XAVC Converter:

Free Download XAVC Converter

1. Launch the Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to Adobe Premiere Converter, and click “Add File” button to import your Sony PXW-X180 XAVC video files to the program.

Sony XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter

2. Choose output format that you need. To edit Sony PXW-X180 with Adobe Premiere, you can choose MPEG-2(*.mpg) format, this is native format for Adobe Premiere Pro editing.

Convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG

3. If you want to adjust output parameters, You can adjust the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

adjust video and audio settings

4. Click “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-X180 XAVC to MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro with fast speed and high quality, you just need to wait some time, when the conversion finished, you can open the output folder to get the generated files, and then you can edit videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5, CS 6 or Adobe Premiere CC freely.