Proving that speed, resolution, and video capabilities can all coexist, the Sony a7R IIIA is a versatile, high-performance camera characterized by not only its resolution, but by its multimedia versatility.
With every new camera, comes many new questions about workflow. The term ‘workflow’ can be fairly broad, but today we’re looking at importing Sony a7R IIIA 4K footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). Proving that speed, resolution, and video capabilities can all coexist, the Sony a7R IIIA is a versatile, high-performance camera characterized by not only its resolution, but by its multimedia versatility. We can get an MP4 or MTS container format. Overall, the a7R IIIA gains gain great respect for its 4K ability as a stills camera. However, currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like After Effects can handle it perfectly.
Fortuantely, there is an easy way to fix the issue. If you want to import the Sony a7R IIIA MP4 and AVCHD/MTS videos to After Effects or DaVinci Resolve, you just need to convert the XAVC S and AVCHD footage to a more editing-friendly format like ProRes for DaVinci Resolve, MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is just a common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – A powerful Sony Video Converter. It can help you solve the incompatibility problems between After Effects (Including AE 2022)/DaVinci Resolve 18/17/16 and your video formats. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized presets for Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Premiere Pro. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to work Sony a7R IIIA recordings with your editing software smoothly. Keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.
Download the 4K Video Converter for Sony a7R IIIA:
How to convert Sony a7R IIIA video for editing in After Effects/DaVinci Resolve
Load Video Files
After downloading the Sony a7R IIIA to After Effects/DaVinci Resolve converter, install and launch it. The click Add File icon to locate the .mp4 and .mts videos from your camera or you can directly drag the footage to the software. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple a7R IIIA footage to convert at a time.
Set Output Format
Converting to After Effects
To bring your Sony a7R IIIA footage to After Effects, click on the “Editing Software” and have “Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 MPG” or “Adobe Premiere AVC MOV” be your selected output format.
Converting to DaVinci Resolve
To work your a7R IIIA videos in DaVinci Resolve, simply choose “Apple ProRes 422 MOV” as the output format from “Editing Software” software.
If you are Mac user and want edit the Sony a7R IIIA videos in DaVinci Resolve, please select the profile under "Final Cut Pro" category
Tips: The default settings of the recommended presets work well and ensure a smooth editing. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Start Video Conversion
Finally, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion process. After a while, your files will be converted into a more editing-friendly format ready to be imported into After Effects CC or DaVinci Resolve 18/17/16.