Sony a1 MP4 to FCP X/Premiere Pro CC workflow

Edit Sony a1 MP4 in FCP X and Premiere Pro CC

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The excellent protection performance makes Sony cameras more comfortable to use in various shooting environments. With the increasing popularity of 8K specifications today, Sony has also introduced a new 8K camera a1 (Alpha 1). It shoot video at up to 8K at 30fps in 10-bit 4:2:0 and 4K at 120/60fps in 10-bit 4:2:2, recording in multiple raw formats including S-Cinetone and S-Log3. Stepping down to HD allows for a slow-motion mode. We can record XAVC S and XAVC HS videos via this new camera.

With ever-improving camera technology and storage solutions, the 8K industry has grown steadily since then. Today 8K has become a new standard in the video industry for high-budget feature films, TV dramas. If you got some 8K video from camcorders, cameras or smartphones, you will be eagerly know the Soy a1 XAVC S and XAVC HS video workflow. This article focuses on Soy a1 video to Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X workflow.


Part 1: Import and edit Sony a1 4K MOV in Premiere Pro CC smoothly

Part 2: Sony a1 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro X workflow

How to convert Sony a1 MP4 for editing in Premiere Pro CC?

Granted, Premiere Pro CC can handle Sony a1 footage without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. Thankfully you probably don't have to buy a new computer... but you do need to convert Sony a1 video to Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 as primary delivery format. The following paragraphs show us how to edit 4K footage with Premiere Pro CC without bogging down your computer. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate.

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Add Sony a1 video

Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the Sony a1 XAVC S/XAVC HS .mp4 video files to the Sony Video Converter. You can also hit "Add files" button to import videos to the program.

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Choose output format

Click "Format" bar and choose "Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output format for editing JVC 4K footage in Adobe editing software with natively supported video codec.

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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. If you want to get original 8K resolution, just keep the video size as original. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can click the "Merge all files into one" box.


Edit Sony a1 MP4 video

Click "Edit", you can trim, crop the loaded Sony a1 videos as your needs. For getting 3D videos, you can add 3D effect onto these videos easily.

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Start converting Sony a1 footage

Hit the convert button of the best Windows 10 Video Converter. It will start converting Sony a1 MP4 video 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 CC/CS6 as well as CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.

Tip: Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is a smart tool specially designed for users to preview and convert 8K, 6K, 4K and HD recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Vegas Pro 18, After Efects CC, Windows Movie Maker, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Ulead DVD MovieFactory, DaVinci Resolve 17, Pinnacle Studio and more other video editing software to do further editing. With this video converter, you are able to convert Blu-ray, DVD, MOV, MP4, MXF to any format any codec and more for different uses.

How to convert Sony a1 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X ProRes codec?

Learn from Apple official site, we know that Final Cut Pro X 10.1 has been updated for the next-generation architecture in the new Mac Pro, providing unprecedented performance when editing and monitoring 4K video. Final Cut Pro X natively supports 4K ProRes, Sony XAVC and REDCODE RAW. However, the old version FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. If you want to have a smoothSony a1 XAVC S and XAVC HD video and FCP workflow, you are advised to convert Sony a1 MP4 video to ProRes for further editing in FCP 6/7 and Final Cut Pro X. To achieve the goal, you need the help from Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a professional XAVC S/XAVC HS Video Converter program.

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Load XAVC S and XAVC HD footage

Install the Mac 8K Video Converter and run it. Drag the Sony a1 (Alpha 1) 4K files to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

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Choose ProRes as output format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

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Adjust video, audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP 7 and FCP 6 editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 8K and 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K/8K ProRes video for Final Cut Pro X.


Edit video

Click "Edit" icon, you can trim, crop the loaded Sony a1 4K MP4 files. For getting 3D videos, you can add 3D effect onto these videos easily.

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Start video conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Sony a1 video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click "Open" to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony a1 video in FCP 6/7/X with light speed.

Tip: Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a professional Mac 8K Converter with simple and efficient MOV, MP4, MXF conversion workflow. With it, you can effortlessly transcode/rewrap 4K footage shot by JVC Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, BlackMagic and other camcorders/cameras to various professinal encoders - Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2 - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more. Besides, this great utility can also help you do accurate trim, crop, merge, and edit your videos before conversion.

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