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Import Sony a7 III XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 for Editing

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Sony is positioning the a7 III as the 'basic model' in its line of full frame cameras that ticks a lot of boxes for many photographers. Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mb/s XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. If you are working with media from Sony a7 III camera, you may look for some tips regarding post workflow and get the Sony a7 III XAVC S into Premiere Pro or other NLEs for smooth editing. Whereas, there are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit Sony a7 III XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro as we found.

"Hi! I was told the Sony a7 III footage can natively ingest into Premiere Pro. But my footage is crashing every time I try to import. Any ideas?"

Actually, XAVC and XAVC-S, or AVCHD, or any other similar format is very efficient for encoding video data into small file sizes. It is not however easy or quick to decode for high-quality finishing and post production processing. In other words, it's hard to work your a7 III XAVC S footage in Premiere Pro(even the latest version Premiere Pro CC). Fortunately, there is an easy workaround for you- convert your Sony a7 III 4K or 1080p XAVC S clips to a more editable video format for Adobe 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 a7 III Alpha 4K/1080p XAVC-S to Adobe PP compatible format with incredible fast speed and outstanding output quality. What's more, it also provides optimal presets like ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. 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 a Windows user, you want to transcode XAVC S to Premiere Pro as well as Davinci Resolve, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio, After Effects and more NLE programs, you're highly recommended to adopt Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows.

Download the best XAVC S converter:

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Guide: Converting Sony a7 III XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1: Add original file

Click "Add File" button to import Sony a7 III XAVC S videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software window list.

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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.

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Step 3: Start conversion

Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony a7 III XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Tips & Tricks:

1.Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

This XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding XAVC S files to MPEG-2. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

2.Basic video editing (optional)

This smart video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.

Once the process is at 100%, click "Open" button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the encoded Sony a7 III XAVC S videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for editing effortlessly.

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