Best Workflow of Sony a7s II XAVC S 4K Video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Get Sony a7s II XAVC S 4K Video imported to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 for smooth editing workflow with the solution provided in this article.


Sony A7S II, the best low-light mirrorless camera, now supports 4K recording at up to 100Mbps bit rate with minimal compression noise. The files are saved in widely compatible XAVC S format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264  codec.

For people who are going to have some professional editing work of Sony A7S II XAVC S with Adobe Premiere Pro, this is the right place for you to find some beneficial tips about achieving a fast and fluid workflow of A7S II 4K XAVS S in Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC.

Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K XAVC S files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don’t have to buy a new computer… but you do need to convert 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. Along with some help from a third-party tool like Brorsoft  Video Converter for Mac, you can smoothly import and edit Sony A7S II 4K XAVS S video in Premiere Pro.

This XAVC S converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony a7S II XAVC S files to MPEG-2 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Adobe Premiere (no matter Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 or old version). What’s more, it also allows to convert XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. For Windows users, Video Converter is the right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: converting Sony A7S II XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere

Step 1: Add original file

Click “Add File” button to import the a7s2 XAVC S videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software window list.


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 A7S II 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 encoded XAVC S videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS4 or CS4 for editing easily and quickly.

Additional Tips:
Media Browser is also a helpful tool for users to import XAVC S files to Premiere, but it has a high requirement against computer configuration, operating environment and editing software version.

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