Summary: The following article will explain the reason why Adobe Premiere won't import XAVC S files from Sony Alpha a7II as well as provide the solution on how to successfully import Sony A7 II XAVC to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.
One year after the release of the ground-breaking fullframe mirrorless Sony A7, the new Sony A7II adds several key enhancements has come to us. The a7II now enables you to access the high-bit-rate XAVC S format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. However, if we want to import the XAVC S videos from Sony A7 II to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing the movies, you may find the high quality XAVC S files are not recognized by Adobe Premiere. So, is there any possible way to smoothly edit Sony a7II XAVC S files in and Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5/CS4) perfectly??
XAVC S with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 level 5.2, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec is much more than a video format that Premiere can support. To edit the Sony a7II XAVC S footage in Adobe Premiere smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to MPEG-2, the most compatible video format for Adobe Premiere (no matter Pro CC, CS6, CS5, or CS4).
To transcode Sony A7II XAVC S for Premiere Pro, here we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to all of you which not only can deal with heavy XAVC S/XAVC to Adobe Premiere affordable video format, but also supplies other powerful video codecs for NLEs, such as Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro (X), DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and so on. Moreover, this ideal converting tool is equipped with basic editing functions including trimming, cropping, adding watermark, removing audio and more. If you are a PC user, then please turn to Brorosft Video Converter version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to convert Sony A7 II XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro format
Step 1: Add original files
Run the XAVC S converter, then click "Add File" button to import Sony Alpha a7II XAVC S videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software.
Step 2: Choose preferred format
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: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more
Step 3: Start conversion
Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony A7 II XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Once the process is at 100%, click "Open" button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the transcoded Sony a7II videos to Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 easily and quickly.
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