Effective way to work Sony PXW-Z150 4K XAVC in Premiere Pro
Summary: Here is an simple tutorial on how to import XAVC videos from Sony PXW-Z150 to Premiere Pro smoothly. If you are in such demands, don't hesitate to read on the below post.
Sony PXW-Z150, the latest addition to its XDCAM range of lightweight professional camcorders with new functionality to enable wireless operation and 4K shooting. The Sony PXW-Z150 features a 1"-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels and a 4K compatible 29-348mm equivalent zoom lens with an integrated four-stop ND filter, and supports Sony's 4K XAVC-L recording format. Full HD 120fps shooing is also supported for 5x slow-motion playback.
On the other hand, most users want to edit Sony PXW-Z150 footage on Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP or other editing software so that they can share these interesting videos with their friends through Internet or on YouTube. But the problem is, XAVC seems to beyond the compatibility of Premiere Pro, as error messages always pop up. In additional, according to our multiple testing, handling 4K files in Premiere Pro is always taxing, even causing computer overheated or program crash. In order to eliminate all those problems, the best workaround is to convert and compress 4K XAVC to Premiere Pro's preferable video format MPEG-2 in 1080p initially.
In fact, the process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly transcode PXW-Z150 XAVC 4K to 1080P 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 right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
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How to import Sony PXW-Z150 4K video into Adobe Premiere Pro
1. Add raw files > Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
2. Choose output format > Click "Format" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing raw 4K in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
3. Advanced V/A settings > Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
4. Start converting 4K footage > Hit the convert button of the best 4K Video Converter. It will start converting PXW-Z150 4K XAVC for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC7/CS6 as well as CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.
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