Thursday, November 12, 2015

Work and Edit Sony A7R II 4k xavc-s footage in Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13

The following paragraphs show us how to edit 4K XAVC-S footage from Sony A7R II with Premiere Elements without bogging down your computer. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. 

Sony has announced the a7R II, a 42.4MP mirrorless camera with an image stabilized full-frame BSI CMOS sensor. Unlike its predecessor, the camera includes on-sensor phase detection elements for faster autofocus, which continues to work with other brands' lenses. 

The camera can capture 4K (UHD) video at 30p/25p or 24p in the XAVC S 4K format. The 4K video can be taken either from the full sensor width or from a Super 35 crop. Even this smaller crop over-samples by around 1.4x. 

If you have some XAVC-S videos from Sony A7R Mark ii , you may want to edit the 4k files in Adobe Premiere Element. Although the latest Premiere Elements added many new features, it still can't support 4k xavc-s. You will encounter incompatibility issues when import 4k xavc-s to Premiere Elements. 


After multiple testing, the only possible way we figured out is to convert XAVC-S to Premiere Elements edit-friendly format before editing the files. For those who don't wanna spend time and effort to find a proper video converter that works for you, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly. This video app can help you change Sony A7R Mark ii 4K XAVC S into a different format (e.g. .mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Premiere Elements with smooth editing without any trouble. If you are Windows users, please get the Video Converter.

 (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)  

How to rewrap and transcode Sony A7R II 4K video for Adobe Premiere Elements 

1. Load XAVC-S Files to the Program 

Run the 4K Video file converter and you can import Sony A7R II 4K XAVC-S clips to the program through "Add Video" button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join XAVC S clips together. 


2. Choose Output Format 

This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG, MOV or WMV format. 


Tips: You can click "settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc. 

3. Start Sony A7R II XAVC-S to Premiere Elements Conversion 

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to convert XAVC-S to MPEG-2/MOV for Adobe Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13. 

Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit Sony A7R II XAVC-S files with Adobe Premiere Elements at ease. 

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