For users looking for maximum video editing power, Pinnacle Studio 18.5 Ultimate offers new 4K Ultra HD Smart Encoding, support for XAVC S (HD and 4K HD), enhanced Live Screen Capture and valuable extras from NewBlue. However, if you're using an older version of Pinnacle Studio, you'll find it's a painful experience while editing XAVC S footage in Pinnacle Studio 10/11/12/14/15/16/17. Indeed, you don't need to ungrade your Pinnacle to the latest, there is another easy solution to get the work done. Check out the solution here.
Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter. With it, you can convert XAVC S to into a different format like MPEG-2, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Pinnacle Studio with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect XAVC S importing, playing and editing workflow with Pinnacle Studio 10/11/12/14/15/16/17. Here is how to do it.
Free download XAVC S to Pinancle Studio Converter trial version:
Step 1. Import XAVC S files
Install and launch the XAVC S Converter to your PC, and then click the "Add Video" button to load your XAVC S files. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Select the output format for Pinnacle Studio
Click "Profile" and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category, then choose "MPEG-2" as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of XAVC S footage and seamlessly fit Pinnacle Studio 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from "Common Video" as the output format.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Setting as you need to get the best quality video.
Step 2. Start conveting XAVC S to Pinnacle Studio
Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert.
You're done. Now your XAVC S files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Pinnacle Studio 10/11/12/14/15/16/17 beautifully.