Sunday, August 2, 2015

XAVC S from Sony RX100 IV won’t work in Premiere Pro- Fixed

Summary: You may find that Adobe Premiere Pro does not support Sony RX100 IV XAVC S footage. To import Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to Premiere, you’d better convert RX100V XAVC S to MPEG-2. Learn how to.

I'm considering buying a good 4K camcorder and Sony RX100 IV seems good. The only concern is the compatibility of Sony RX100 IV and Adobe Premiere Pro, as I know it can record 4K XAVC S videos, but XAVC S in not widely supported by NLEs. After long time searching online, I get some tips and ticks for importing Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to Adobe Premiere. Now I will share with you.

Sony RX100 IV highlight feature is 4K recording using XAVC S format. However, XAVC S is not good for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro(even the latest version Premiere Pro CC), and you will encounter importing and codec problems when you try to handle Sony RX100 IV XAVC S videos with Adobe. In order to ingest RX100 IV XAVC S files into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode Sony RX100 IV XAVC S footage to MPEG-2, which is natively supported by Adobe PP.

Converting Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best Sony XAVC S converter tool for you. The program comes with optimized format for Adobe Premiere Pro, which enables you to transcode Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to MPEG-2 for using in Premiere Pro directly without any rendering or codec problems. For converting XAVC S video clips to Adobe on Windows, please get Video Converter. Download the right version and follow the tutorial below to convert Sony RX100 IV XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere Pro within 3 clicks.

1. Launch the XAVC S to MPEG-2 Converter and you can click "Add Video" button to load source files from RX100 IV camcorder for converting.

2. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Click the convert button to start transcoding Sony RX100 IV video for Adobe Premiere Pro.

After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the converted Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files to Premiere Pro for further editing easily and quickly.

Additional Tips:

This powerful XAVC S Converter for Mac not only can encode XAVC S files to Adobe Premiere, but also enable you to convert XAVC, XAVC S to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, After Effects and more editing programs.

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  1. Yes it will work, without conversion. Premiere Pro CS6 will directly import XAVC-S (both 4K and HD) files no problem. I've tried it with raw test footage from a Sony A7III and the video looks just beautiful. All these file conversion software sites use this same argument, but it really has no basis. XAVC-S works fine with PP CS6 v6.0.0 :)

  2. iDealshare VideoGo is just the right MKV to Roku Converter app which is especially designed to convert all kinds of MKV files to Roku supported format.


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