Get Sony Vegas Pro 13/12 to Accept XAVC Files from Sony PXW-X70

I have purchased a Sony PXW-X70 which as far as I can see performs very well indeed with the test footage I have shot. However, I found it a painful experience to get the Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage to Sony Vegas Pro 12 for editing. I am familiar with the concept of working with proxy files in the edit and expecting VP12 to render from the orgiginal footage. However, my PC ‘sees’ the PXW-X70 when it is plugged in as a pair of Win 7 files: ‘AVF-INF’ and ‘PRIVATE’: when I open Device Explorer (as suggested by VP12 HELP) it cannot see any ‘device’. After searching and testing, I’ve figured out an easy way to fix the issue. Check it out.

If you’re having issues getting Sony Vegas Pro 13/12 to accept XAVC Long GOP 50-mbit clips from the new Sony PXW-X70, just follow the guide to achieve your goal smoothly.

To get Sony Vegas work with Sony PXW-X70 XAVC clips beautifully, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC to a more editing-friendly format, such a Sony Vegas’ MPEG-2 codec. First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter, a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. It helps convert XAVC to MPEG-2, which is the best format for Vegas to edit with ease. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. With it, you may also transcode Sony XAVC video to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.

Guide: Converting Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to Sony Vegas Pro

  • Step 1: Drag and drop XVAC footage to the Converter, you can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

  • Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

  • Tips: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings to get XAVC files converted for working with Vegas Pro smoothly. You’d better adjust original 4K video to HD quality.


  • Step 3: Click the Convert button to start transcoding XAVC files for Sony Vegas Pro. After the process completes, click “Open” button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer and edit the Sony PXW-X70 video in Sony Vegas Pro 13/12 easily and quickly.

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