How to import Sony A7S XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro
The Sony A7s is a small full-frame 12 Megapixel mirrorless stills camera which is also capable of shooting 4K video while delivering it to an external recorder in 8 bit 4:2:2. Unlike the a7 and a7R, the latest model is not constrained by the AVCHD standard, also offering the XAVC S system, with bitrate of up to 50Mbps. Thus, here comes the problem that XAVC S video format is hardly compatible with many NLEs, like Premiere .etc. In this page, we will offer a simple solution to edit Sony A7S XAVC S files in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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. According to our own experience and other user's feedback, to transfer Sony A7S XAVC S footage to Adobe Premiere, the best workaround here 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 A7S XAVC S for Adobe Premiere, here we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to all of you which not only can deal with heavy XAVC S files to 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 Windows version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
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How to convert Sony A7S XAVC S to Adobe Premiere format
Step 1: Add original files
Run the video converter, then click "Add File" button to import Sony A7S 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 A7S 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 videos to Premiere easily and quickly.