Sony PXW-Z100 to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 workflow

PXW-Z100 enriches Sony’s professional 4K camcorder lines. Utilizing Sony’s XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame recording format, it can bring you real 4K video. Some guys would like to edit the XAVC files from Sony PXW-Z100 in Adobe Premiere Pro. Unfortunately after import, a few issues occurred. How to solve the Sony PXW-Z100 to Premiere Pro importing issue? Now some tips and tricks for Sony PXW-Z100 to Adobe Premiere best workflow are listed below.

As we mentioned above, the PXW-Z100 uses Sony’s XAVC recording format first employed in the PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used for HD (1920 x 1080), QFHD (3840 x 2016) and 4K (4096 x 2160) content. But the latest high definition XAVC video format introduced by Sony is still not supported well by Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 so far, not only the 4K video. To edit Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode XAVC to MPEG-2, which is a friendly format supported by Adobe PP.

It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for better editing and playing. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the Sony XAVC to MPEG-2 conversion.

How to Convert Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to Premiere Pro

1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the XAVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere, After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get PXW-Z100 4K workflow in Adobe PP, you have keep the original video resolution.

3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC converter will start converting Sony PXW-Z100 XAVC to .mpg for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.

After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Premier Pro(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC).

Additional Tips:

This Sony PXW-Z100 to Premiere Pro Converter can also help you to encode XAVC video to iMovie, FCP, After Effects, FCE, Avid, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Final Cut Pro, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output.

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