The Sony Alpha 7R II is Sony's flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, featuring a 42.4MP image stabilized full-frame BSI CMOS sensor. The a7R II comes with the ability to shoot UHD 4K video in XAVC S format, while the A7R is limited to recording HD content only. There is also an option to shoot in Super 35 format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. There are other slight menu changes and tweaks.
For video editor who are looking for a professional non-linear video editing application to do some fast-forwarded post-production with the Sony a7R II 4K MP4 footage, Adobe's Premiere Pro CC can be the best choice for you. But how about the workflow of Sony a7R II XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC?
From Adobe official website, we know Premiere Pro CC 13.0 and the latest 13.1 version supports 4K XAVC S importing. However, it would be not a good choice for you to directly edit XAVC S with Premiere Pro CC. The main reason is that MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is an 8-bit video format. If you edit it natively, you will start to lose image quality as you do color correction or composite gradients to create greenscreen keys. There just isn't a lot of room to work. As for the old versions, they doesn't support 4K resolution video loading at all. How to solve this problem? Transcoding to a higher bit-rate format solves these image quality issues.
Sony a7R II to Premiere Pro CC workflow
If you wish to create great looking effects without losing any quality, we highly recommend you to transcode Sony a7R II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2, which render fast and also have more room for plenty of ingredients. To produceMPEG-2 from Sony α7R II 4K XAVC footage, you can't miss Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. The program is very simple to use, you can easily export perfect types Premiere Pro with just few clicks. For Mac users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can transcode Sony a7R II footage on Mac with fast speed. Just load your Sony a7R II 4K videos into the program.
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Acrok Video Converter Ultimate interface:
For Premiere Pro CC 13.0 and 13.1 user, if your computer is quite powerful enough to handle 4K resolution video and you wish to you are going to do many effects editing work with Premiere Pro CC, it would be ideal for you to choose the 4K MOV and 4K MP4 format.
If your are Premiere Pro CS5, CS6 or Premiere Pro CC old version user, and your computer is very old or slow, then just select the MPEG-2 MPG and AVC MOV to produce a smaller file format for smooth post editing experience.
Acrok software supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple 4K video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. What's more, the program supports to produce high quality results, you can't find any difference between the source video and the final result video.
Sony a7R II to Premiere Pro CC Features:
- Transcode Sony a7R II XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC
- Convert XAVC S to ProRes, AIC, DNxHD codec for more editing software
- Rip and convert Blu-ray or DVD movies for playing on any device
- Convert downloaded MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4 movies to H.264 video
- Convert All Media Files: 10X Faster and Zero Quality Loss
- Edit any video via trim, crop; Add watermark and effects onto any video
Tip: Downscale/Convert UHD 4K to 1080P
4K resolution has become more and more popular. And nowadays there are more and more cameras can shoot 4K video MOV, MP4, MXF footage. 4K has around four times more resolution than 1080P and produces a clearer picture. However, the majority of work is still being finished in 1080P, which you're able to crop or stabilize the frame. At the moment this is one of the huge benefits to 4K, that you can do a lot to the image and retain detail for a beautiful 1080p finish. Therefore, in most cases, we need to downscale most of the 4K stuff to 1080P. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, which support down-converting and compressing UHD 4K videos to 1080P flawlessly.