Can't import Sony FX3 4K MP4 into Premiere Pro? Resolved

“I’ve got some 4K MP4 with Sony FX3 that I’d like to use on  Premiere Pro and I was wondering how I can get them on there. At the moment they aren’t able to import in to my projects or events. Do I need to convert them to be able to use them? If so what file do they need to be converted to and what can I use to convert them?”

Sony’s FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Even at high frame rates, detailed 4K imagery is captured thanks to the FX3’s high-precision AF and high-speed readout capabilities. We can record XAVC HS, XAVC S and XAVC S-I footage with the new FX3. We can’t import Sony FX3 4K MP4 video to Premiere Pro for editing. As we know, Adobe editing software support H.264, MPEG-2 and wmv3 video importing. So, we can transcode Sony FX3 video to Premiere Pro supported video format.

Best Sony FX3 to Premiere Pro Converter

Sony FX3 MP4 file import failure in Premiere Pro is due to incompatible file format, which can easily solved by transcoding MP4 to other Premiere Pro friendly formats. To do this, you can use the easy-to-use yet powerful video converter and deocder – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. It’s an all-in-one media processing tool, with media converter and editor embedded in.

With it, you can easily and fast convert almost any Premiere Pro incompatible media file to a format such as H.264 .mov, WMV3 .wmv or MPEG-2 .mpg. These formats can be well compatible with Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5. For Mac user, please get Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

Apart from being a universal converter that supports more than 400+ file formats at the time of this writing, Acrok is extremely lightweight and can render the files 30 times faster than other post-production tools. With the ability to apply effects, add watermarks, and include subtitles to the videos, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can be considered a one-stop-shop for all your media-related tasks to come up with industry-standard outputs on PC (Windows 10 and mcOS Big Sur included).

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Simple Steps to Transcode and Import Sony FX3 MP4 to Premiere Pro

Step 1: Add Sony FX3 video into this MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter

Open this converter and load the Sony FX3 files you want to convert for editing in Premiere Pro from your computer, external hard drive, USB drive: Click “Add File” button at the top left corner of MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter main interface, and then browse and open target items. If you need to transcode multiple video files, simply choose all of them for batch conversion. It will save you much time and energy.

Sony FX3 to Premiere Pro Converter

Step 2: Select Premiere Pro supported video format as the output file

Click the “Format” bar at the bottom to select a target format that Premiere Pro supports. To make your editing process simpler and less resource-intensive, you’re recommended to select MPG from “Editing Software” category. If you want to preserve image quality with the smallest file size, then MOV (encoded by H264 codec) is recommended.

Convert Sony FX3 to Premiere Pro supported format

Step 3: Settings

If you are critical about the output quality, you can adjust the parameters about the videos. As is true of video, audio settings is also important in adding a premium to the video quality. Just click “Setting” by the side of “Format” and you are ready to tweak.

Step 4: Edit Sony FX3 video

Click “Edit” icon then you’ll see Trim, Crop, 3D, Effect, Watermark, Subtitles and Audio 7 video editing functions as follows. You can trim your favorite part from the video to convert for more fun.

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Watermark
Add the text or picture watermark to the video to protect your content. It’s available for you to set the font, color, font size, the position, etc. of the text watermark.

Clip
Chop off the end or start of the video/audio, or both, to cut a clip from the middle of the video. Also, you can split a long video and audio file into several segments.

Crop
Crop the unwanted part or the black bars of the video. After cropping the video, you can adjust the “Aspect ratio” and “Zoom Mode” further.

Step 5: Start converting Sony FX3 video

When everything is OK, simply click the “Convert” button to start the conversion. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate will convert Sony FX3 XAVC HS, XAVC S and XAVC S-I files rapidly, preserving almost 100% original quality if you select H.264 codec. When finished, the output file is ready for being imported to Premiere Pro for editing. All Premiere Pro versions are supported, including Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Pro CS6 and Premiere Pro CS5.

That’s all, it’s so simple. After conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video files. The video is MOV foramt. Now, you can import Sony FX3 MP4 video to Premiere Pro.

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