Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 camcorders are capable of capturing HD, 2K, QFHD (3840×2160) and true 4K (4096×2160) video in XAVC format. This article will show you how to convert PMW F5 and F55 XAVC video files to MPEG-2 MPG for editing on Mac.

XAVC is the newest HD recording format announced by Sony. XAVC format uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second (fps) and supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. For Sony PMW-F5/Sony PMW-F55 camera owners, most of them have a headache that the XAVC files produced by F5/F55 are not compatible with QuickTime Player on Mac.

In order to edit Sony F5/F55 XAVC footage in Adobe Premiere/After Effects on Mac, you only need to choose a third party software to convert XAVC to Adobe Premiere/After Effects supported MOV format . UFUWare XAVC Converter is the best choice pecially designed for converting Sony XAVC, XAVC S videos.

With simple steps, users can convert, convert Sony XAVC videos to MPEG-2 MPG formats without quality loss and super fast conversion speed. Then you can easily import XAVC to Adobe Premiere, After Effects for editing. The tutorial will show you the fastest and easiest solution to convert Sony F5/F55 XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG.

Before processing:

1. Back up/Transfer the Sony XAVC footage to PC – copy the whole video folder to your computer hard drive, not just the individual .xavc files.

2. Download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter.

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Step 1. Launch the Sony XAVC to MPEG-2 Converter. Click “Add File” and browse to a Sony XAVC footage and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple XAVC videos. Or you may click the “Add Folder” button to import all the XAVC files in the file structure.

Sony F55/F5 XAVC to Adobe Premiere/After Effects Converter

Step 2. Click on “Profile” and choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” from ” Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas  ” as the best codec for editing Sony XAVC file in Adobe Premiere/After Effect.

Convert Sony Sony F55/F5 XAVC to WMV

Step 3. Click on “Settings” to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), frame rate (24p/30p), bitrate, audio channels, etc. For users who would like to retain exactly the same settings (without any quality loss), set target settings the same to source video.

adjust video and audio settings

Step 4. Click “Convert” to convert Sony F55/F5 XAVC to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere/After Effects editing.

Once the conversion completed, you can get the converted .MOV files, and then import them to Adobe Premiere or Adobe After Effects for further editing.