Thursday, April 14, 2016

Best workflow of editing Sony a6300 XAVC S clips in Premiere Pro

Summary: Have some stunning XAVC S footage recorded from Sony a6300 camera? Want to enhance Sony a6300 XAVC S clips with Premiere Pro? Premiere Pro won'y import and accept Sony a6300 XAVC S files? No fret! All your problems will be fixed from the below guide.

The Sony a6300 is the Sony's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. Like the a6000 it still offers 24MP resolution but the autofocus ability, video capability, build quality, viewfinder resolution and price have all been advanced. The camera utilizes the XAVC S codec during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of 100 Mbps7 during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during standard Full HD shooting, ensuring maximum detail and clarity in both video formats. On the other hand, there are many folks reporting that they have ran across importing issues when working Sony a6300 XAVC S footage with Premiere Pro. What's the matter? There is any possible to edit Sony a6300 XAVC S recordings in Premiere Pro without any hassles?

"i have tried importing XAVC S files from a Sony a6300 camera, into premiere, the imported files do not run smoothly when viewing them. IS it compatible with Premiere?"

Granted that the new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC can natively support XAVC S 4K and HD. Whereas, it's still quite tricky to handle XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC(before 8.2.0) or CS6, CS5, CS4. In addition, working 4K video files with Premiere Pro is extremely hardware intensive especially on older computer. Fortunately, you don't need to buy a new computer or update your Premiere Pro to the latest verison, alternatively a better and easier workaround is to convert your 4K/HD XAVC S clips to a more editable video format for Premiere Pro, such as MPEG-2.

Here the award-winning Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac cuts the buck at this point, letting you convert Sony a6300 4K/1080p XAVC-S to Premiere Pro compatible format with incredible fast speed and outstanding output quality. Besides, it also helps you convert XAVC S to other popular video formats like M4V, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc for using on diverse multi-media devices including iPhone/iPad/iPod, Xbox, Apple TV, Google Drive, Chromecast, etc. If you are Windows user, you want to transcode XAVC to Premiere Pro as well as Windows Movie Maker, Davinci Resovle, Pinnacle Studio, After Effects and more NLE programs, you're highly recommended to adopt Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows.

How to Convert and Import Sony a6300 record 4K/1080p XAVC S Files to Adobe Premiere

Step 1. Add Sony a6300 recorded XAVC S files

Download, install and run the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter; click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import source video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

Step 2. Select output 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 - Profile Settings:

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start converting XAVC S files

Hit the convert button, it will start converting XAVC S for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 perfectly.

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  2. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert various video formats to Premiere more supported video format with this guide