The Sony A7s is a small full-frame 12 Megapixel mirrorless stills camera which is also capable of shooting 4K video while delivering it to an external recorder in 8 bit 4:2:2. Unlike the a7 and a7R, the latest model is not constrained by the AVCHD standard, also offering the XAVC S system, with bitrate of up to 50Mbps. Thus, here comes the problem that The AE cannot support native XAVS S videos well. It always freezes and crashes. So, how to solve the After Effects and Sony A7S XAVC S incompatible problem?
Here, we have found a workaround, although not at all ideal, it keeps after effects from crashing and enable you to edit Sony A7s XAVC S footages in AE without any trouble.
With this UFUSoft XAVC S Video Converter, you can transcode Sony A7s XAVC S files to MPEG-2, the most compatible format for After Effects. This XAVC S to MPEG-2 Converter also comes with some simple editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc to meet your simple need. The most stunning one is that it can help you to merge Sony A7S XAVC S files for easy editing.
How to convert Sony A7S XAVC S to Adobe After Effects format
Step 1: Add original Sony A7S XAVC S files
Run the Sony A7S xavc video converter, then click “Add File” button to import Sony A7S XAVC S videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the Sony A7S XAVC S videos directly to the software.
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 After Effects. 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 Sony A7S XAVC S to AE conversion
Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony A7S XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects.
Once the process is at 100%, click “Open” button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the transcoded videos to Premiere easily and quickly.