Adobe Premiere Elements is an enthusiast-level video editing application. However, 4K resolution together with the newest codec XAVC S really brings great confusion to Premiere Elements users when they are trying to import and edit 4K XAVC files in Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10. In fact, even the latest Premiere Elements 13 doesn't add the support for the XAVC S codec. To edit XAVC S in Premiere Elements, you will need to convert XAVC S to a more editing-friendly format such as MPEG-2, WMV or MOV.
The article would show you how to change XAVC S to Premiere Elements compatible formats in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP step-by step by using the professional yet easy-to-use video app - EaseFab Video Converter. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere Elements. With it, you can convert any video file to Premiere Elements supported format with loss-less quality. If you're using a Mac, please turn to EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, which can help you convert XAVC S to Premiere Elements on Mac OS X(Yosemite 10.10 and Mavericks 10.9 included). Now just get the program and follow the tutorial below to finish your task.
Download XAVC S to Premiere Elements Converter:
Step 1. Add XAVC S videos
Open up EaseFab Video Converter, drag & drop your XAVC S files to the program. You can also click "Add Video" button to load source video files. You can add multiple video files to convert at one time.
Step 2. Choose the output format
For the next step, you'll have to choose an output format for your .avi video file. The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere Elements. You can select MOV (Entitled Premiere), WMV or MPEG-2 from "Editing Software" as the output format. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2 which can help you keep the original quality of XAVC S video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10.
Step 3. Start converting XAVC S to MPG for Premiere Elements
You should be ready to start conversion at this point. Just click on the Convert button that can be found on the menu. Wait for a while and the video converter will do the trick. You will soon have your XAVC S into a format that's recognizable and editable by Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 - the .MPG format.
That's it. You're done! Now you can import and edit XAVC S files in Premeire Elements without any hassle.