Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


I can report Premiere Pro CC v7.2.2 accepts Sony’s XAVC MXF file direct from the SDXC card and takes seconds to import…Premiere Pro CS6 on the other hand cannot ingest XAVC and crashes trying.


You have to hand it to Adobe they are on the ball with the latest codecs from Sony (XAVC) and Panasonic (AVC Ultra LongG) both files are accepted with no problems from the Panasonic PX270 and the Sony PXW-X70 camcorders. Apple are out on a limb once again with no support for XAVC or AVC LongG.

I use FCPX and am very frustrated with no support for LongGOP even after 5 months and a major update to 10.1.3 no inclusion has been made for LongGOP footage.


Once again we were out today with the Sony PXW-X70 filming waterfalls for a current project and the pictures are fantastic…my enthusiasm is only curtailed by the need to use Sony’s Catalyst Browse with its very limiting and time consuming process but something is better than nothing.

For the record Sony need to add the following features to Catalyst Browse…1. Batch process, 2. The ability to choose a template i.e. ProRes 422 HQ and use that preset for all transcodes.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “Premiere Pro CC takes XAVC direct from the card

  1. Hi Philip

    Are you going to post some footage?, I´m very exited about this camera. I own a FS100 and I´m thinking buying the X70 as a B cam, or may be as A, who knows!!. What do you think?.

    thanks again


    HDW : I already have, look at the 27th Sept blog post and you will see X70 footage.

  2. How about you give Adobe/Premiere a go & ditch that toy called FCPX?

    HDW : Yes Dean there is always one Adobe fan boy

  3. Make that two votes for Premiere Pro. And I love how I can import an asset or timeline with associated assets from any other project, just by using the file browser. No more loading a source project, copying a sequence, then going to the destination project and pasting the sequence in in order to import it.

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