Import Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S videos to Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro for editing

The aptly-named Sony a7R II shares the much-improved ergonomic redesign introduced by its A7 II sibling, as well as presenting a whole host of new features and technology aimed at providing the utmost in image and video quality as well as performance. The Sony A7 II is a more matured, more well-rounded camera and therefore an even more enticing option for those wanting full-frame image quality but not a full-frame DSLR-sized camera. Like the A7S before it, the a7R II is able to capture ultra-high-resolution 4K video (3840 x 2160), however, unlike the “S” model, it can record 4K video internally to the memory card. The a7R II makes use of Sony’s higher bitrate XAVC S file format, which supports 4K bitrates up to 100Mbps.

If you’ve got a Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like a7R II, the 4K XAVC S format will not be an unfamiliar for you. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. 4K XAVC S still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro can’t ingest Sony a7R II XAVC S MP4 videos directly. In this article, I will share the Sony a7R II to Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro workflow with you.

We can’t import and edit 4K XAVC S in Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro directly. As we all know, MPEG-2 is the codec that Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert Sony a7R II XAVC S footage to MPEG-2 MPG for edting in Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro. After the XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG conversion, you can directly import and edit the 100Mbps XAVC S files in Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro without any importing problems.

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Convert Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro

Step 1. Import Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K footages

Install and run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the Sony a7R II to Premiere/Vegas Converter, and click the “Add File” button to load a7R II XAVC S 4K MP4 videos for conversion. Or you can simply drag the 4K XAVC S footages directly to the converter.

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Step 2. Choose output format for Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”. The MPEG-2 is the native codec for Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro editing.

Tip: You can also select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV(AVC) Video(*.mov)” or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 WMV(VC-1) Video(*.wmv)” as output format.

Convert Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Step 3. Convert Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window to start the Sony a7R II XAVC S MPEG-2 conversion on Mac immediately with best quality.

After the Sony XAVC S to MPEG-2 conversion is finished, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted MPEG-2 .mpg files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Sony a7R II XAVC S 4K footages in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 or Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13/14 without issues.

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