Import/Edit Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos with Adobe After Effects on Mac

Sony PXW-FS5 is a newly released camcorder but it has attracted many users’attention, the hardware equipment of Sony PXW-FS5 is excellent. Sony FS5 uses a Super 35mm-sized sensor for cinematic imagery, it can help you to record 4K UHD videos, though the size of this camcorder is small, it is professional in video recording, it offers XAVC or AVCHD codecs for recording, you can shoot 4K and HD recording with XAVC codec, it’s able to record 4K videos at 24/30 FPS, or record HD videos at up to 240 FPS.

How to import XAVC files from Sony PXW-FS5 to Adobe After Effects for editing? After recorded some videos with this Sony camcorder, you may need to import recordings into After Effects for editing on Mac, on the video editing forums there are a few of users have this need. But, it is not so easy to import Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC files to After Effects, because you will find Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC recordings not supported by Adobe After Effects, on the forums there are many users have reported this issue, Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC files can’t be supported by After Effects on Mac, because Adobe After Effects can only support limited video codecs and formats.

In this case, what’s the best workflow to import and edit Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC with After Effects? the best way is to convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC files to After Effects native codec MPEG-2. So you will need to use software to convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC to MPEG-2. To help you convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos, we would like to recommend the best aPubsoft HD Video Converter for you, which can convert HD videos include XAVC, AVCHD, MXF, MTS, M2TS, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, TiVo, etc. nearly all the videos are supported.

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Steps to convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC files to After Effects

Step 1. Add original file

Click “Add File” button to import Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K video files to the Sony PXW-FS5 to After Effects Converter. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software window list.

Sony PXW-FS5 to After Effects Converter

Step 2. Choose output format for After Effects

Click “Profile” drop-down list to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as the output format. MPEG-2 MPG is native format for editing with After Effects.

Convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3. Convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to MPEG-2 MPG

Click the “Convert” button to Convert Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC to MPEG-2 for After Effects on Mac wihout quality loss.

Once the Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC to MPEG-2 conversion is compleated, click “Open Folder” button on the main interface to get the generated MPEG-2 .mpg files, then you can transfer the converted Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC videos to Adobe After Effects CC/CS6 for editing easily and quickly.