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Follow the easy workaround here to solve XAVC to Premiere Pro CC incompatible issues much more convenient. 

I can not get Premiere Pro CC to recognize the XAVC files. I get the "generic error" message all the time. 

Premiere CC provides full support for XAVC S including export, it's not suitable for all frame rates. Or you can use a conversion to convert XAVC to Premiere Pro CC. 

So, what is XAVC codec? And what is the detailed reason for why Premiere Pro CC can’t work well with XAVC files and why we need converting? 

XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. We can record 4K resolution with XAVC codec. The recordings are MP4 (Proxy) and MXF (4K, HD) format. 

However, XAVC is not the preferred format by Non-Linear Editing system(NLE) Adobe Premiere, FCP, iMovie, FCE included, especially the older versions. If you want to edit XAVC in Premiere Pro CC, you can search a Plug-in, but looking for Plug-in is not a simple matter. Although you have got a Plug-in, you would also face some other incompatibility problems when importing. 

In fact, you can convert XAVC to Premiere Pro CC compatible formats without Plug-in. Click here to learn more about the formats which can be supported by Premiere. 

With the best XAVC Video Converter for Premiere Pro CC ( Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac ) which adopts the latest encoding and decoding technologies, you can convert/transcode Sony F5, Sony F55, PXW-X70, PXW-X160, PXW-X180, PXW-X500 and more recorded XAVC videos to MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, Prores mov, etc which supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Then you can easily import the generated XAVC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing. 

Download the required conversion: 


Then, how to edit XAVC files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC? Please follow the steps. 

Step 1: Install and launch XAVC Converter, and then click "Add video" button to load XAVC files or directly drag the footage to the program. You can preview the video on the right 


Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere CC. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2 (*.mpg) format. 


Step 3: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 

Step 4: Finally hit the “Convert” button; the best XAVC converter will convert XAVC files to MPEG-2 .mpg for Adobe Premiere Pro CC immediately. After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and import the output files to Adobe Premiere Pro to create your own masterpiece. 

1. This smart XAVC to MPEG-2 Video Converter for Mac can automatically switch off the computer when the conversion is done, so you don't need to wait around during the conversion. 

2. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an all-in-one program integrating conversion and editing. It can convert H.265, MXF, MKV, MTS, M2TS, TS, M4V, MP4, AVI videos to any video format for multiple purposes. 

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