Sony Alpha a9 II takes the impressive feature-set of its predecessor and adds enhanced connectivity, a refined body design, and even quicker performance. Utilizing the proven 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI stacked CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X processor, the a9 II sports especially quick and responsive capabilities. Up to 20 fps shooting is possible with a silent electronic shutter or up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter is supported, along with a wide sensitivity range that reaches up to an expanded ISO 204800. The sensor’s design also incorporates a 693-point phase-detection autofocus system, which offers intelligent subject tracking and Real-time Eye AF to ensure critical focus on moving subjects.

In this article, we will not highlight the features of Sony A9 II, but the Sony A9 II 4k XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro workflow. If you have the intention to import and edit Sony A9 II 4k XAVC S in Adobe Premiere Pro, just read on.

Granted, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can handle (usually) 4K XAVC S files 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 4K XAVC S to Adobe Premiere Pro using MPEG-2 (1080p) as primary delivery format. Along with some help from a third-party tool like U2USoft Video Converter for Mac, you can smoothly import and edit Sony A9 II 4K XAVS S video in Premiere Pro.

This 4k XAVC S converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Sony A9 II 4k XAVC S files to MPEG-2 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Adobe Premiere (no matter Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 or old version). What’s more, it also allows to convert 4k XAVC, XAVC S to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc with the best quality. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. For Windows users, U2USoft Total Video Converter  is the right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Guide: converting Sony A9 II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere

Step 1: Add original file

Click “Add File” button to import the Sony A9 II 4K XAVC S videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software window list.

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Step 2: Choose preferred format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


Tip: Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony A9 II 4K XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Once the process is at 100%, click “Open” button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the encoded 4K XAVC S videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS4 or CS4 for editing easily and quickly.

Additional Tips:

Media Browser is also a helpful tool for users to import 4K XAVC S files to Premiere, but it has a high requirement against computer configuration, operating environment and editing software version.