The Sony a7 IV is the fourth generation of the company’s core a7 full-frame mirrorless camera model. Newly developed 33MP Exmor R full-frame sensor features a back-illuminated design that promotes high clarity, low noise, and vivid color rendering. Sony’s video formats include XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I… so if you’re new to the brand you will have to do your own bit of jargon decoding to work out what you need. If you plan to edit Sony a7 IV 4K MP4 recordings in some editing software, you may encounter problems similar to the following:
I went on a couple vacations and want to edit some XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit videos I took in DaVinci Resolve 17. My camera is Sony a7 IV. When I try importing, DaVinci Resolve says it’s an unknown format or incompatible. The files are .mp4. Should I convert MP4 to DaVinci Resolve supported format first?
Yesterday, when I importing some Sony a7 IV 4K H.265 .mp4 footage into Premiere Pro CC, it crashes suddenly. I uninstalled Premiere Pro CC and re-installed but there is nothing that will fix the issue. I am a total loss since we haven’t changed anything on the system. Any solutions?
Although DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro has claimed its official support for .mp4 files, however, people still fail to load Sony a7 IV files into DaVinci Resolve 17 and Premiere Pro CC in most of the time. As different MP4 files adopt different codec parameters, it may result in your Sony a7 IV MP4 footage can’t work properly in the software. XAVC HS, XAVC S-I and XAVC S is not an ideal editing format for NLE programs like DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, etc. To achieve a smooth video editing workflow of Sony a7 IV video in your editing software, the best solution is transcode MP4 to DaVinci Resolve or Premiere Propreset profile formats.
To get the job easily done, here, a workable and simple to use solution is recommended to you. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, which do can you a great favor to convert Sony a7 IV MP4 files to DaVnci Resokve and Premiere Pro specially optimized file format for fast and fluent post production. This software also comes with a Mac version.
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How to transcode Sony a7 IV MP4 for editing in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro?
Import 4K MP4 videos
Install and run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as the best Sony Video Converter. Click "Add file" icon to load Sony a7 IV 4K MP4 videos into this program.
Set output format
Click Format bar to select output format. For editing Sony a7 IV MP4 (XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, XAVC S) videos in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, you can select 4K H.264 as output option. You can get this profile under "4K Video" category. If you like, you can select output format under "Editing Software" category.
Tips: If you are critical about the output quality, you can adjust the parameters about the videos. As is true of video, audio settings is also important in adding a premium to the video quality. Just click Setting by the side of Profile and you are ready to tweak. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Start video conversion
Click "Convert" button to start encoding Sony a7 IV MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro preset file formats conversion process immediately. When the conversion is completed, feel free to import converted files to DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro for professional editing workflow.