Summary: In this article, I will offer you the windows solution for editing Sony PMW-400 XAVC videos with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc.
There’s no doubt that the Sony CineAlta PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 have been big success in global camera market since debuted. Has tasted the sweetness of that, Sony goes on developing more, and according to Sony, another new shoulder-mount professional camcorder Sony PMW-400, being the latest addition to its XDCAM HD422 line-up, is coming up soon in August 2013.
The new PMW-400K / PMW-400L camcorder is one of the main highlights of NAB 2013. PMW-400 is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch Exmor CMOS high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF files and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI files. Similar with PMW-F5 and PMW-F55, PMW-400 also future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings to 30p/25p, but 4K is not supported.
We know that XAVC is the most advanced technology as well as marketing strategy of Sony today, and thus will be a key selling point of PMW-400. Till now, more and more editing software are adding support for XAVC file and many Plug-in are provided to support for importing. But everything will be simple and easy if you had got the professional XAVC converter to help solve all problems encountered when handling MW-400XAVC files in various Windows non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker, etc.
By Google search, you may find various XAVC converter in the market now, but sometimes too much options just make people confused about which one to choose. Here I’d like to recommend an excellent XAVC converter called Pavtube HD Video Converter, know as the top XAVC to Windows PC Converter which is used not only to make Sony PMW-400 XAVC workable with Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker by transcoding XAVC to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2, the most suitable video format for editing on Windows, but also to convert XAVC to any other popular video or audio format at high fast conversion speed and excellent output quality. No matter you are an expert or novice, you could easily use it for its intuitive interface.
Guide: Windows solution for converting Sony PMW-400 XAVC files
Step 1: Free download the best XAVC Video Converter and run it to add the XAVC footages from Sony PMW-400.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select ”HD Video” option on the dropdown menu and you can choose “AVI/WMV/MPEG-2” as output format for editing with Sony Vegas/Pinnacle Studio/Cyberlink/Window Movie Maker. Besides, you can also choose “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) ” for playing back.
Step 3: 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 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony PMW-400 XAVC footages to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink or Window Movie Maker.
When the conversion is completed, click “Open” in the main interface and get the converted files for importing and further editing.
Using this Windows XAVC Converter to convert XAVC to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 with original quality kept so that you can import and edit Sony PMW-400 XAVC in Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Premiere, Avid, Cyberlink, Windows Movie Maker without any problem.
Now Since PMW-400 contains lots of stunning features while almost all the potential problems have been solved, what we need to do now is to wait patiently for the arrival of the fantastic PMW-400 camcorder.
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