Tips for Editing Sony a7R V MP4 in Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro

How to import and edit Sony a7R V MP4 in Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro smoothly

Import and edit Sony a7R V MP4 in Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro

We can't import Sony a7R V MP4 videos to Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro directly due to the codec incompatiblity. To fix the problem, we need to transcode Sony a7R V MP4 to MPEG-2 and Apple ProRes, which ensure the best results whe working with Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Combining resolution and precision, the Sony a7R V is the mirrorless camera designed for those who crave detail. Making use of the high-resolution sensor and fast processing capabilities, UHD 8K 24p and UHD 4K 60p XAVC HS 10-bit video recording is possible using the full width of the sensor with full pixel readout for impressive sharpness and realism. If you recorded some XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, XAVC S videos by the a7R V, you may like editing them in Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Though the latest version claims that it supports XAVC HS MP4 format, you still encounter problems editing Sony a7R V 8K and 4K MP4 files in Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro, let alone the older version.

The Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro work with 8K as MOV, MP4 or XAVC-S natively, if the PC is sufficiently pwoerful. In fact, the major of work is still being finished in 4K and the most compatible codec for Premiere Pro is MPEG-2, for Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes. Therefore, you'll need to transcode Sony a7R V MP4 to the best editing codecs for smoothly loading and editing.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultiamte for Mac - Top 8K Video Converter. By running it, there is no need to to set the codec yourselft, the program has an optimized preset for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. With it, you can easily transcode a7R V MP4 for editing in beautifully. Here is how to do it.

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How to convert Sony a7R V MP4 for editing in Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro


Load MP4 videos

Install and run the Sony 8K Video Converter. Drag and drop the .mp4 files from Sony a7R V to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file. You can play the loader video files via the right preview window. So it is a free video player too.

Sony a7R V Video Converter-convert Sony a7R V MP4 video on Mac


Select output format

Click "Format" box and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software", select "MPEG-2" as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of MP4 videos and seamlessly fit Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, etc.

Convert Sony a7R V video to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro

For Final Cut Pro users, please select "Apple ProRes 422 MOV" or "Apple ProRes 4444 MOV" under "Final Cut Pro" category.

Convert Sony a7R V video to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.


Start the conversion

When all settings are ready, click the Convert button to start converting your Sony a7R V MP4 MP4 videos to MPEG-2 or Applr ProRes codec. The progress bar will show how much time is needed.

After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. reate a project, make an event, drag the files to the event folder and start editing with light speed in Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Users Reviews

Everyone uses my Sony a7R V for taking movies on a road trip. Very surprised at how much can be done when spending a bit of time to play with all the different program controls. "
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