XAVC Can be Import and Edit with Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 Now

“i have tried importing XAVC files (in an mxf container as written on the sxs card) from a sony camera, into premiere Elements 12/13, the imported files do not run smoothly when viewing them. IS it compatible with Premiere Elements 12/13?”

Premiere Elements is the stripped back, simpler option for video editors who do not want the complexity, advanced features and extra cost of Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 features an interface that has been created for ease of use, but there is also the option to select between Expert or Quick editing modes; depending upon your skill level and needs.

Do you have the same confusion above? After countless tests and searching, I think the problem does not just lie on 4K resolution. Although Adobe Premiere Elements (12/13) with stunning features is a popular video editing software for users, the compatibility between 4K videos and Adobe Premiere Elements is still an unsolved mystery in that some persons can import 4K videos into Elements, while the others can not. 

The computer configuration and operation environment should play an important role on this aspect. By passing 4K issue, in fact, there is another problem that users need to pay attention. As far as I know, XAVC , as a newly high compressed video format, is not supported by most NLEs, Premiere Elements 12/13 just included. Below list the the detail supported format with Premiere Elements 12/13:

Video File Formats Supported by Premiere Elements 12/13 – import

Format and filename extension
3GPP (.3gp, .3g2)
Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf)
Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)
DV stream (.dv)
H.264 (.mp4, .m4v)
H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)
MOD (.mod)
MPEG-1 (.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe)
MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)
MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)
QuickTime (.mov)
TOD (.tod)
Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)
Windows Media (.wmv) *

Then to solve the problem, we just need to look for a powerful third party program to convert XAVC videos into MPEG-2, or MOV. Here we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to you which is much professional on dealing with XAVC videos into Premiere Elements 12/13 supported formats. The most attractive thing is that it can downscale your 4K videos into common 1080p so that NLEs can afford well. 

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Key Features:
  • Three simple clicks to convert XAVC videos to Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13compatible formats.
  • Aside from Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13, you can directly convert XAVC to FCP X, QuickTime, Sony Movie Studio,Windows Movie Maker and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your XAVC videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Below is a step-by-step tutorial for your to figure out your XAVC Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 problem.

How to convert XAVC to edit in Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 Smoothly

Install and run it, you will see the interface.

Step 1: Add XAVC files to the program

Click the “Add File” button to select the XAVC videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.



Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, click “Format” options to select the best format. It is recommended to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” for best output format.. If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported XAVC files to one output video.



Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.



Step 3: Convert

Click “Convert” button to start conversion immediately. Few minutes later, you will get output video in your destination folder.

After converting XAVC to Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13. workable formats you can easily import them to your Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 for editing. Hope you have a good editing experience.

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