Sony PXW-FX9 4K XAVC I (MXF) to Premiere Pro CC workflow
I am a media worker, and recently we are using Sony PXW-FX9 shoot public service ads micro movies, I would like to do some post-processing with the 4K .mxf video in Premiere Pro CC. However, it gives me an error when I import the XAVC I video to Premiere Pro CC on Windows 10, which says that there may be no codec for Premiere Pro CC. I don't know why in this case, and my colleague told me the reason is due to the format is not supported by Premiere Pro CC. So should I convert the Sony PXW-FX9 4K video to the Premiere Pro CC natively supported format?
It's finally here! The new Sony PWX-FX9 gets a 6K full-frame sensor, redesigned high resolution EVF, Electronic Variable ND, Dual Native ISO, and Fast Hybrid AF! Whether you're shooting documentaries, events, reality TV, education, or corporate productions, the PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System from Sony has you covered with its powerful and flexible 4K interchangeable lens camera system. The camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) internally at a selectable frame rate from 1 fps up to 60 fps in XAVC-I, XAVC-Long, and MPEG HD formats.
Well, Sony PWX-FX9 records 4K video in MXF with XAVC-I, XAVC-L, XAVC Proxy and MPEG codec, which is not a native editing codec for most NLEs including Premiere Pro CC. What's more, the common personal computer doesn't have the ability to process the Sony 4K video editing work, even if you can import Sony PWX-FX9 MXF footage into Premiere Pro CC on Windows 10. The quality of Sony PWX-FX9 4K material is ultra high definition, so it requires very powerful computer hardware for smoothly editing. In short, for the purpose of better and smoother editing, you're advised to transcode Sony PWX-FX9 XAVC codec files to a more edit-friendly format for Premiere Pro CC.
With the help of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily achieve the goal. With the professional MXF video converter, you can effortlessly encode Sony PWX-FX9 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLEs), including Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Premiere Elements, DaVinci Resolve 16 and more. Besides, this MXF to Premiere Pro Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 4K, 2K, 1080P, as users want. More than that, this software also can deal with other video formats such as HEVC, MKV, MP4, AVCHD/MTS, MOV, FLV, WMV, Blu-ray, DVD, etc. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Free download Sony PWX-FX9 4K Video to Premiere Pro CC Converter
How to convert Sony PWX-FX9 videos for Premiere Pro CC?
Load video files
Run Sony XAVC Video Converter and load Sony PWX-FX9 clips to it by clicking "Add file" icon. You can also drag and drop the .mxf videos to the software directly from your Hard drive or camcorder card.
Select output format
Hit the "Format" bar and select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere AVC (*.mov) or Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Tip: You can also click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit Sony PWX-FX9 footage in Premiere Pro CC easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Premiere Pro CS6 and CS5 editing. Of course, it can keep original 4K resolution for you if you need to edit it in the CC version.
Start video conversion
Click the convert button under the preview window; the converter will start encoding Sony PWX-FX9 recordings for Premiere Pro CC. After the conversion, click the "Open" button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted videos into Premiere Pro CC for editing smoothly with the best quality.