Indeed, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 does not export XDCAM formats (, EX, HD and others). That means you can not properly archive your XDCAM work with Premiere Pro CS4. To export your videos XDCAM with Premiere, you'll have to buy MainConcept MPEG Pro HD 4 plug-in, whose price is 359 ® / 279 ¬ (; plus appl. Tax).
This situation is unfortunately not properly indicated by Adobe, that's the least that one can say. It would not be false to say it is even hidden.
(; Just in case anybody would know how to correctly export XDCAM from Premiere Pro CS4 without buying MainConcept plug-in, let us know, but I s.pretty shure it is not possible.)
Unlike Premiere Pro CS4, many others professionnals video editing software, which can be less expensive than Premiere, like Final Cut Studio, Sony Vegas or Edius Canopus, can fully manage XDCAM without compelling customers to buy anything more.
Antwort von Turmap:
Important to know: even if you do use MainConcept plugin, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 will not be able to properly export XDCAM formats because it does not yet smart render them: it will re-encode them.
But 359 $ / 279 ¬ (plus appl. Tax) MainConcept plug-in is necessary to export s.least, for example, XDCAM EX, because Premiere Pro CS4 does not allow to export XDCAM EX XDCAM EX MPEG-2 video with audio codec which is PCM.
Anyway, Sony, which is XDCAM formats builder, says you must use MainConcept plug-in to export XDCAM formats from Premiere Pro CS4, s.you can see in the video you can dowload here (speaking about XDCAM HD, but it is the same for all XDCAM formats):