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Import and Edit Sony A7S II XAVC S to Premiere Pro

Import and Edit Sony A7S II XAVC S to Premiere Pro

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The Sony A7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30 fps with full pixel readout as well as 1080p recording at up to 120 fps, all in the XAVC S format. When the shooting is completed, you can import the XAVC S footage to the professional non-linear video editing software – Premiere Pro CC for making virtual stunning videos for film, TV and web. The following article will show you how to smoothly import Sony A7S II 4K/1080P XAVC S into PPC for high quality and high performance post editing workflow.

Sony A7S II

Can Premiere Pro CC work with Sony A7S II XAVC video?

The new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC has native support to work with 4K or HD in XAVC or XAVC S. Import and edit XAVC content is direct, without rewrapping or transcoding. The flexible structure of XAVC allows you to browse clips using the Media Browser and organize them using camera metadata. You can edit directly from the SxS card via the camcorder, or a card reader, or use the Media Browser to transfer the content to hard disk for better performance.

Therefore, if you are using the previous version of Premiere Pro CC 8.2.0 (Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.2.0 version) such as Premiere Pro CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC7 or other versions, you will fail to proceed the XAVC S editing workflow with PPC.

Transcode XAVC S for Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5/CS4 editing

To successfully load Sony A7S II 4K/1080PXAVC S into Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS6/CS4, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Here, you can complete the work with our best Mac XAVC/XAVC S ConverteriMedia Converter for Mac (review), which helps to directly produce Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5/CS4 specially optimized MPEG-2 file formats so that you can direct load and import the files into Premiere Pro for fast and fluid post-production.

Trim//Crop/Watermark/Deinterlace A7S II XAVC S video

Want to do some basic video editing work before proceeding to the professional post-production workflow with Premiere Pro CC? You can done that job with our program with ease. With the “Trim” function you can easily cut off unwanted parts or segments form your video, the “Crop” tool enables you to cut off unwanted edges around the video, the “Deinterlace” function helps to transform interlaced video into progressive form. You can also complete other video editing task in the program’s “Video Editor” window according to your own needs.

How to Transcode and Edit Sony A7S II XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC7/CS6/CS5/CS4?

Step 1: Transfer XAVC/XAVC S footage from camera to computer.

The XAVC S format products are recorded on the fastest SD cards(SDXC), the recorded footage can be transferred to you computer in the following 3 ways:
1. Directly connect the camera/camcorder to the computer via a USB cable.
2.Remove the SDXC card from the camera/camcorder and then plug it into the computer.
3.Fit the computer via the SDXC media adapter.

Step 2: Load Sony A7S II XAVC S files.

Click the “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” option to add the Sony A7S II XAVC S files that have been transferred from your camera/camcorder to your Mac hard drive.

Load Sony A7S II XAVC S file

Step 3: Output Premiere Pro optimized file format.

Click the “Format” bar and switch to “Adobe Premiere/Sony..” option and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format for non-linear post work-flows in Premiere Pro CC.

Output PPC specicially optimized MPEG-2 format

Step 3: Edit Sony A7S II XAVC S files.

Select an item on the main interface to activate the “Video Editor” function, in the opened “Video Editor” window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, insert subtitles, reset and adjust volume.

Edit Sony A7S II XAVC S files

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to encoding Sony A7S II XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC native supported MPEG-2 file formats.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to import video to Premiere Pro CC for professional post-production workflow.

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