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Issues with Sony a7S II XAVC S and Premiere Elements- Solution

Summary: If you have issues editing Sony a7S II XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Elements, get some tips and tricks from this article now. It teaches you to convert XAVC S to Premiere Elements supported MPEG-2 format easily!

As a hot 4K camera, Sony Alpha a7s II now has internal 4K recording (3,840 x 2,160) at 24 or 30fps in XAVC S format. I’m one of the users of Sony a7s II. Well, has anyone worked with media from the Sony a7S II camera? I’m looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the Sony a7S II XAVC S into Premiere Elements. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit Sony a7S XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Elements. I'm scanning the web and finally found out a specific protocol.

The a7S II uses XAVC S recording format, but the problem is at present XVAC-S, a long GOP inter-frame codec, does not appear to be supported by Premiere Elements and other popular NLEs like Final Cut Pro. To edit Sony a7S II XAVC S footage in Adobe PE smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter to transcode "XAVC S" to "MPEG-2", which is the a native support format by Premiere Elements.

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 Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12. What’s more, it also allows to convert XAVC, XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, etc with the best quality. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. For Mac owners, you can get Video Converter for Mac to encode XAVC S on Mac OS X. Download the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import Sony A7s ii XAVC S for Premiere Elements without any troubles.

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Full Guide: Transcode Sony A7s ii XAVC S to Premiere Elements for editing

1. Install the XAVC S converter program and run it. Click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as the output format.

Tip: Video/Audio quality settings

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., in the Profile Settings.

3. After all the necessary settings, hit the Convert button. Now your XAVC S files will be converted into MPEG-2 which are ready to be imported into Premiere Elements smoothly without hassle.

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