For 2014, Sony’s FDR-AX100/B is what Sony claims to be the smallest and lightest 4K UHD camcorder on the market. This is an amazing camcorder. In your hand, you essentially hold a camcorder that is capable of producing video with the same resolution as a movie theater. Since most theaters now have 4K Sony projectors. Shooting at 4K Ultra HD resolution will future proof your videos.
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100/B can record Full 4K footage at 24p, and 30p. It can also record Full HD at 60p, 24p, and 30p. And the camcorder has an extemely efficient recording codec XAVC-S 4K which allows you to record to a standard memory card at a bitrate of 60mbps. In fact, you can store 1 hour of video to an inexpensive 32GB memory card. We have previewed the footage taken by this camcorder on a 4K TV, and its very clean with no artifacts or imperfections that we could see.
Well , we will find it is a painful experience to import and edit XAVC-S videos in Adobe Premiere Pro from Sony FDR-AX100/B.
The basic reason is that Sony FDR-AX100’s XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. As far as I know Adobe can’t support XAVC S 4K & HD. As a new AX100 user, You may also be troubled by the similar problem. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony XAVC S to a more "edit" friendly codec for Adobe Premiere Pro like MPEG-2. If you are looking for the Sony FDR-AX100 to Adobe Premiere Pro smooth workflow, read on.
Downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for Sony FDR-AX100 footage. With this XAVC S video converter, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC-S encoded MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create a Premiere Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Convert/Import Sony FDR-AX100 files to Premiere Pro
Step 1: Add Sony AX100 XAVC-S video files
Install and launch the Mac XAVC S Converter and load source clips to it for converting. You can join multiple videos into one file as long as check the “Merge into one file” box.
Step 2: Choose output 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 - Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Start Sony FDR-AX100’s XAVC S video conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding Sony AX100 XAVC S to MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted Sony FDR-AX100 footage into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing easily.
This powerful Sony XAVC S Converter can also help you convert MP4, AVCHD files to Adobe PP, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie compatible format that you recorded from Sony FDR-AX100. In other words, this video app can aid you to resolve all the importing incompatible issues on Mac OS X.
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