Sony Alpha a9 Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. In this article, we will not highlight the features of Sony a9, but the Sony a9 4K/1080P/720P XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Elements workflow. If you have the intention to import and edit Sony a9 XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Elements, just read on.
I’ve used the Sony A9 to record lots of funny videos in XAVC S format. And I’m searching for a solid answer for the Sony A9 to Premiere Elements issues. It is a royal pain when importing Sony A9 XAVC S into Premiere Elements. I had searched the method online and finally get the issue resolved. Here is a detailed workflow.
Why Premiere Elements can’t open, play, edit XAVC S files from Sony A9,Sony A7/A7S, Sony a6300/a6500 ,Sony FDR-AXP35,ect XAVC files from Sony F5, Sony F55, Sony PXW-X200, Sony PXW-X70, PXW-F55, PXW-Z150,PXW-Z450, FDR-AX1, etc perfectly? Actually, as it happens with H.264, XAVC S is not for editing, but for delivery. In this case, Sony’s XAVC S is the previous step before edit any sequence of pro video. To work with Sony A9 XAVC S files in Premiere Elements easily, a good suggestion is to convert XAVC S to MPEG-2, a more edit-friendly format for Adobe PE.
To get the work done, just download and use UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly. With it, you can easily transcode Sony A9 XAVC S to Premiere Elements friendly format MPEG-2 without quality loss. What’s more, this powerful video converter offers other professional codec for NLEs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid and more. If you are a Windows user and willing to encode XAVC S to Premiere Pro/Premiere Elements/Sony Vegas/Windows Movie Maker, UFUSoft Video Converter is your first choice. Now download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to learn how to ingest Sony A9 XAVC S file to Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12/13.
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Tutorial: Converting Sony A9 XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Elements for Editing
1. Run XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Converter Mac and you can import XAVC S clips to the program through “Add Video” button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join XAVC S clips together.
2. Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Elements.
3.(optional) If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel, this XAVC S to Premiere Elements Converter Mac allows you to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
4. Click “Convert” button to start encoding Sony A9 XAVC S to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Elements on Mac OS X.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12/13 with easy playback or editing.
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