Edit Sony RX10 II/RX100 IV 4K XAVC S in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

Adobe Premiere Pro can't read raw files from Sony RX10 MK II and Sony RX100 IV? Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 support raw files? This article will help you handle and editSony RX10 2/RX100 IV 4K raw files in Premiere Pro via converting raw files to Premiere Pro supported formats - MPG, WMV or MOV.

Hot on the heels of the news of their flagship camera, the A7RII comes the news of another couple of 4K cameras for the lower end 4k market. They are both designated under the Cyber-shot brand that Sony have had for years, the smaller RX100 IV and the bigger RX10 II.

The two new models both feature a new type of sensor (although it was announced in 2012) called 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS. In conventional CMOS image sensors, the pixels (sensors) and circuits (logic) are formed on the same silicon substrate. Like oil and water, this coexistence of two conflicting elements makes it difficult to optimise their characteristics and also imposes other constraints. Stacking them as separate chips improves image quality, signal processing, enables faster speeds and lowers power consumption.

The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the 4K or QFHD at 3840x2160. Like the A7RII they use full pixel readout without pixel binning to lessen moire and ‘jaggies’. Also like the A7RII they use the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.

Well, XAVC S is intended as a more economic and simpler consumer codec, which is more appropriate to simpler editing and internet streaming applications. As it claimed, the new version 8.2.0 of Adobe Premiere Pro CC can natively support XAVC S 4K and HD. Whereas, you will find it is a painful experience to import Sony RX10 II/RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC(before 8.2.0) or CS6, CS5, CS4.

To import Sony RX10 2 and Sony RX100 IV XAVC S flies into Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing, you’d better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert XAVC S to Premiere Pro natively supported format like MPEG-2. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

This program 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 work Sony RX10 II/RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files in Adobe Premiere Pro

[b]Step 1. Load XAVC S videos

Download, install and run the XAVC S to Premiere Pro Converter; click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import source video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

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 RX10 2/RX100 IV 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.

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