Import Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC
The Sony FDR-AX700 packs the most power we’ve ever built-into a palm-sized Handycam® camera with advances like 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, instant HDR, a generous 1″ (1.0-type) image sensor and fast Hybrid Auto Focus. For Premiere Pro CC user, when the shooting is completed, you may have the idea to load the FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S into Premiere Pro CC for some professional post editing workflow. The following article will discuss this issue with great details.
Workflow of FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC
As the redesigned successor to Adobe Premiere, the latest version of Premiere Pro CC 8.2.0 native supports to decode XAVC S 4K and HD 4.2.0 8 bits (.MP4). Import and edit XAVC S content to Premiere Pro CC is direct, without rewrapping or transcoding. The flexible structure of XAVC S allows you to browse clips using the Media Browser and organize them using camera metadata.
To ingest XAVC S into Adobe Premiere Pro CC:
– Ensure that the Premier Pro version is compatible with the chosen XAVC S mode.
– Choose Media Browser.
– Locate the footage from the media card (Memory Stick or SD).
– Either right-click on the clip and select Import, or select the clip or clips and go to File Menu and select Import.
From above information, we can see that only Premiere Pro CC 8.2.0 and later version can native handle Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S video, if you try to work 4K XAVC S on the previous version of Premiere Pro CC 8.2.0 such as Premiere Pro CC 2013/CS6/CS5/CS4, you will definitely need to perform a format transcoding process.
Transcode FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S to Prores for Premiere Pro CC 2013/CS6/CS5/CS4
Here, you can easily complete the format conversion process with our best Mac XAVC S Converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K XAVC S video shot with Sony FDR-AX700. The application supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple 4K XAVC S video into the application.
To ensure you a smooth and high quality editing workflow, the application does you a great favor to directly convert and compress FDR-AX100 4K XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC 2013/CS6/CS5/CS4 specially optimized MPEG-2 editing codec with super fast encoding speed and perfect output file quality.
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Edit FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S with built-in editing tools
Besides the core format conversion function, the program also works as a beneficial video editor. You can trim or cut video to leave only your unwanted parts, crop video to remove the black edges, apply special rendering effect to video, add transparent text watermark to video, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to video, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. It is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
How to Import and Edit FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC?
Step 1: Load Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S footage.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Premiere Pro CC 2013/CS6/CS5/CS4 native compatible “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” main category.
Step 3: Edit Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S video.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can trim or cut video length, crop video file size, add watermark, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace video, insert external subtitle, etc.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Sony FDR-AX700 4K XAVC S to Premiere Pro CC 2013/CS6/CS5/CS4 specially optimized editing codec.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can easily import video to Premiere Pro CC for a smooth post editing workflow.