Import and edit Sony FS5M2 MXF in Premiere Pro

Sony FS5M2 Premiere Pro - Edit FS5M2 4K MXF in Premiere Pro CC/S6/CS5

I am having some 4K RAW and MXF videos off Sony FS5M2 – and can’t import MXF video into Premiere Pro, which is very frustrating. I get this message “The importer returned a generic error”. The editing software might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to fix this, please?

Sony FS5M2 records internally to dual media card slots and can continuously capture HD at up to 120 fps, with 8-second long bursts at 240 fps. Raw 4K recording is available with the addition of optional external recorders that also allow 4K recording at 50 and 60p. It’s all-new default look is specifically tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich mid-range colours, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look tuned with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera.

As known to all, Sony FS5M2 can record 4K videos in RAW or MXF format. However, the XAVC files from FS5M2 is not supported well by Premiere Pro due to the format limit. And if your computer is not relatively new or have enough RAM you may not be able to edit those 4K files with your PP CC, CS6 or CS5. To solve all of the issues, the ultimate solution we’ve found is that convert and compress Sony FS5M2 videos to Adobe Premiere Pro most compatible format in proper settings.

Overall, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is a helpful tool for you to convert Sony FS5M2 video to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC and compress Sony FS5M2 4K footage to 1080P for Premeire Pro CS6 and CS5 effortlessly. Just with it, you can convert Blu-ray, DVD, MXF, MP4, MOV, MTS to Premiere Pro for editing beautifully.

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Convert Sony FS5M2 MXF to Premiere Pro nstive editing format

Sony FS5M2 to Premiere Pro Workflow – Step 1. Load 4K Videos
Launch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate on your computer, click “Add files” and load your FS5M2 XAVC files in .mxf or directly drag and drop your MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 source to the 4K Video Converter.

Import and edit Sony FS5M2 4K MXF video in Premiere Pro CC

Sony FS5M2 to Premiere Pro Workflow – Step 2. Choose output format
Click the Format menu, select Premiere Pro friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take MPEG-2 MPG as your output video format.

Import and edit Sony FS5M2 MXF in Premiere Pro

Sony FS5M2 to Premiere Pro Workflow – Step 3. Settings
Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert 4K to 1080p for Premiere Pro CS6 and Premiere Pro CS5, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 1080P.

Sony FS5M2 to Premiere Pro Workflow – Step 4. Start video conversion
Finally, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony FS5M2 videos to MPG for importing into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5. After conversion, you can import and edit Sony FS5 M2 video with Premiere Pro perfectly.

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