Import 4K MXF from Sony PXW-FX9 to Premiere Pro CC

The Sony FX9 is a next-generation camera offering greater creative freedom to help bring artistic visions to life. The FX9 features a full-frame sensor with dual base ISO, wide dynamic range, a Fast Hybrid autofocus system, a built-in variable ND filter system, cinematic color science with S-Cinetone, and 4K recording oversampled by 6K resolution to deliver superb detail. In this article, we will not highlight the feature of PXW-FX9, but the way how to import and edit Sony PXW-FX9 4K videos in Premiere Pro CC. If you just got some 4K footage from Sony PXW-FX9 and wanna work Sony PXW-FX9 4K MXF in Premiere Pro CC, read on.

Working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don’t have the most powerful machine to edit on. Based on our tests, it looks like Adobe Premiere Pro CC has to create a lower resolution proxy file to display in the NLE while you edit, so you have to wait for the proxy file to be created before you can edit any 4K footage. In this process, it will cost some time. What’s more, the XAVC-I, XAVC-L, XAVC Proxy, MPEG HD422 encoded files from Sony PXW-FX9 as a deliver format can’t be supported well by Adobe editing software. We need a workaround to get Premiere Pro CC ingest Sony PXW-FX9 4K video beautifully.

The best way we’ve worked out yet is to convert Sony PXW-FX9 4K video with Acrok Video Converter Ultimate and then import to Premiere Pro CC directly. This video converter perfectly works as the MXF to Premiere Pro CC Converter that helps you convert MXF, MP4, MOV, XAVC, XAVC S or any 4K files to MPEG-2 or H.264, which is the best format for Adobe to edit with ease. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. With it, you can easily transcode Sony PXW-FX9 4K videos to Premiere Pro CC as well as Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Davinci Resolve and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If you are Mac user and plan to edit Sony PXW-FX9 videoss in FCP X, please try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Download the best Sony PXW-FX9 video converter and then follow the step-by-step guide below.

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Transcode Sony PXW-FX9 4K video for editing in Premiere Pro CC

1. Load original 4K videos
Run the MXF to Premiere Pro CC Converter you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

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2. Choose Premiere Pro CC preferred format
Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg) or Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas AVC (*.mov) as output format.

Convert Sony PWX-FX9 videos to Premiere Pro supported video format

3. Advanced V/A settings
Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings to get 4K files converted for working with Premiere Pro CC smoothly.

4. Start 4K conversion
Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony PXW-FX9 4K videos to MPEG-2 or H.264 for Premiere Pro CC. After the conversion, you can easily transfer the encoded 4K videos to Adobe editing software for further editing without any problem.