Import 4K XAVC S Files from Sony RX100 IV to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

The new RX100 IV is the first Cyber-shot camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840*2160) movie recording. The camera utilize full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and “jaggies”. These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.


When you got some 4K XAVC S files from Sony RX100 IV, you probably would like to import the Sony RX100 IV XAVC S to Premiere or other NLEs for editing? But, can Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 ingest 4K XAVC S files from Sony RX100 IV? The result may let you down.

Were you prompted an error message on your screen saying that the video files is unsupported when you tried to move, import or transfer RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files to Premiere Pro? If you are currently using an older version of the Adobe (for instance prior to Adobe version CS5), maybe an upgrade of the Adobe version could help. Still stuck with unsuccessful attempts? Perhaps there is some required codec missing or it is an incompatible video file format.

Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick. Why we always have trouble editing because Premiere Pro still cannot accept all codecs to go natively. From Adobe Premiere Pro supported file formats list, you just need to change RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files to something Premiere Pro could natively handle, and a MPEG-2 codec was usually ideal. With a professional XAVC S converter- Pavtube Video Converter, you can get the work done easily. This software is able to convert 4K XAVC S files from RX100 IV to Adobe Premiere Pro fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. It can also export ProRes for Final Cut ProApple InterMedaite Codec (AIC) for iMovie/FCEDNxHD for Avid Media Composer for native editing.

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How to import Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5?

Step 1: Backup your 4K XAVC S files from Sony RX100 IV camcorder to hard drive. Install and launch this program. Drag and drop 4K XAVC S files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to batch conversion.

Step 2: Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting RX100 IV 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 .mpg format. It will take you a little while.

Conclusion: After conversion, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you’ll get no troubles in editing Sony RX100 IV 4K XAVC S files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5. Follow the steps and have a try!

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