Sony a6300 & Premiere: Edit Sony Alpha 6300 in Premiere

Summary: In this article we share a brief tutorial for edit the Sony Alpha 6300 4K XAVC S files in Premiere with MPEG-2 format.

Not long ago, the Sony a6300 was announced. For under $1,000, the Sony a6300 offers features which were previously unheard of in this price range. 4k (UHD) resolution, full-HD slow motion, and up to 120 fps (NTSC mode) are all available on a budget, thanks to the a6300.

"i have tried importing XAVC S files from a Sony a6300 camera, into premiere, the imported files do not run smoothly when viewing them. IS it compatible with Premiere?"

Sony a6300 record 4K resolution with XAVC S codec which is the highest level that video standard supported by level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.

Software that will support XAVC S include Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Avid, Quantel, Grass Valley's EDIUS Pro 7, Sony Vegas Pro 12, and Rovi MainConcept SDK. Obvious, we can't import and edit XAVC S codec video in Adobe Premiere.

Don’t worry, there are still some cost effective but simple ways for you to import Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to convert Sony XAVC S codec to a more "edit" friendly codec for Premiere. Pavtube Video Converter (Top 10 Best Video Converter for Windows Review)is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional XAVC S Converter for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It's able to convert XAVC S from any camcorder to Premiere more compatible format MOV/WMV video. Besides, it might help you convert XAVC S to other frequent formats like M4V, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc.

Plus, you can edit your Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.

If you are Mac user, you want to transcode XAVC to FCP X, iMovie, Avid, FCE and more NLE programs, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it:


How to Convert and Import Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S Files to Adobe Premiere

Step 1. Add Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S files

Click "Add Video" button to load Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, click “Format” options to select the best format. It is recommended to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” for best output format.. If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported m2ts files to one output video.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting Sony a6300 record 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Adobe Premiere easily.

Related program

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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    sony a6300 4k to fcp (Tuesday, 12 April 2016 02:43)

    Below I will take a XAVC S to FCP Converter app to show you how to convert Sony A6300 4K xavc s footage to ProRes .mov for editing in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X on Mac OS X in details.

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