If you have any issues with importing Sony PXW-FS7 4K XAVC to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC, just follow this article to solve.
The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K** 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K* 60p, Full HD 60p even in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world.
While, how about the Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC and Premiere Pro compatibility? I’m shooting XAVC videos with it.
As it claimed, newly supported features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC include, XAVC Long GOP decode and XAVC Intra encode/export function. Well, in fact, the XAVC video included in PXW-FS7 is still not supported well by Adobe Premiere Pro so far based on multiple testing and users’ feedback.
Adobe Premiere Pro is not workable with Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC files natively(even with some plug-ins), if you want to transfer Sony PXW-FS7 4k XAVC to Premiere Pro, first you need to convert XAVC to Adobe PP friendly codec like MPEG-2 in a lossless way.
Now I share the guide with you how to convert XAVC footage to Premiere Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC intra footage shot from Sony FS7 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer and more. If you’re using a Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version –XAVC Converter, which can help you solve the XAVC incompatibility issues on Windows(8).
How to Import Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file to Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 for editing
Step 1: Load files to the program
Launch the XAVC to Premiere Pro Converter and click “Add File” button to locate the Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC file(s) you want to add. Or you can drag&drop the files into software window list directly.
Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro 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.
Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings
Click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.
Step 4: Start conversion
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to finish encoding Sony PXW-FS7 XAVC to MPG, MOV for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac OS X.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded XAVC files to your Premiere Pro to play and edit without any problem.
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