Enable XAVC files from Sony F5/F55 workable with PowerDirector

Summary: Have trouble of importing Sony F5/F55 XAVC video files into PowerDirector? This article aims to share some tips and tricks for smoothly editing Sony F5/F55 XAVC in PowerDirector.

CyberLink claims that PowerDirector 13 and PD 14 supports end-to-end editing of 4K Ultra HD video format with resolution up to 4096 x 2160. In practice, however, more a user has encountered various problems when loading 4K XAVC recordings from Sony F5/F55 into PowerDirector. Let's look at a common case quoated from a forum concerned as below:

"I have just upgraded from PD10 to 13 for the specific reason of being able to edit 4k files. ...The other days, I got some 4K XAVC files from Sony F5, which can be played fine on my PC, while I found it a bit frustrating that editing those 4k files in PowerDirector is so troublesome. Any suggestions?"

Well, according to our multiple testing, we have found two main basic reasons behind here. First, PowerDirector hasn't added XAVC support so far, so it's understandable that PowerDirector refuse to load XAVC shootings from a Sony's PMW-F5/F55 camcorder. In addition, PowerDirector can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Under this circumstance, to work 4K XAVC footage in PowerDirector, the easy workaround is to downscale and convert XAVC to a more editing-friendly format, such as MPEG-2 for PowerDirector, in a proper setting. Here Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended for you!

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC intra footage shot from Sony PWM-F5, F55 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Cyberlink PowerDirector, Davinci Resolve, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, After Effects and more. What's more, the built-in video editor allows you to trim, crop, rotate video, add watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect you want. Now just download it and follow the steps below to learn how to prepare Sony XAVC files for editing in PowerDirector 13/12/11.

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Converting Sony F5/F55 XAVC video for editing in PowerDirector

Step 1: Run the Sony XAVC to PowerDirector Converter you just set up. Drag and drop the F55 or Sony F5 XAVC files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

Step 2: Select output format. Click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.

Tip: You can click "settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step 3: Now press "Convert" and let it go. The XAVC to PowerDirector Converter supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of xavc videos to convert, check 'Shut down computer after conversion', and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you could do a quick edit in XAVC(even in 4K) with PowerDirector 13/12/11 without any issue.

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