Import Sony A68 XAVC S to After Effects CC for Editing

Came upon troubles on your Mac while editing Sony A68 XAVC S files in After Effects CC after upgraded to High Sierra? Actually, there are a number of users having the same issues. To solve these incompatibility issues, you could convert Sony A68 XAVC S Full HD MP4 video clips to MPEG-2 first before you start editing in After Effects CC.

Edit Sony A68 4K XAVC S in After Effects CC

The bright, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder makes it easier to expertly plan and preview shots, as it reproduces real-time image data with rich tonal gradation and faithful color. As the A68 can only shoot Full HD and not 4K, it seems unlikely that it’ll be picked up by any serious videographers. However, for photographers who like to take the odd movie, it’s a decent performer. It produces good moving images, while the autofocus system can continue to work while recording – this can mean that it’ll change focus when you don’t necessarily want it to.

About video and audio formats:

Video Formats: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S, AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Formats: XAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

“I have an issue with Sony A68 XAVC S footage in After Effects CC. Worked perfectly with Sierra, not working anymore with Windows 10. AE reports an import error, then you can play the clip but no sound. Does anyone have the same issue? How do you solve it? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Thanks in advance.”

If you like to edit your home movies with Adobe After Effects, then you will have some problems when trying to import Sony A68 XAVC S to After Effects since XAVC S(*.mp4) video files are not supported by After Effects(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC). To get these Sony A68 XAVC S videos accepted by After Effects, you’ll have to convert Sony A68 XAVC S to After Effects friendly video format like MPEG-2 with a video conversion tool.

Tip: After Effects Supported Formats

Video and animation formats

  • Filmstrip (FLM)
  • DV (in MOV or AVI container, or as containerless DV stream)
  • ElectricImage (IMG, EI)
  • MPEG formats (MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, MPA, MP2, M2A, MPV, M2P, M2T, VOB, MOD, AC3, MP4, M4V, M4A)
  • Animated GIF (GIF)
  • Flash (SWF; rasterized)
    Note: The alpha channel is imported with SWF files but interactive content is not.
  • Open Media Framework (OMF; raw media [or essence] only; Windows only)
  • QuickTime (MOV; 16 bpc, requires QuickTime)
  • Video for Windows (AVI, WAV; requires QuickTime on Mac OS)
    Note: You can import 10-bpc uncompressed YUV AVI files created in Adobe Premiere Pro into 16-bpc RGB After Effects projects. You can also render with 10-bpc YUV compression. (See Specify Video for Windows compression options.)
  • Adobe Photoshop with video layer (PSD; requires QuickTime)
  • Windows Media File (WMV, WMA, ASF; Windows only)

Audio formats

  • MP3 (MP3, MPEG, MPG, MPA, MPE)
  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAC, M4A)
  • Video for Windows (AVI, WAV; requires QuickTime on Mac OS)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIF, AIFF)
  • Waveform (WAV)

Here Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended as the best XAVC S file converter to transcode Sony A68 XAVC S files to After Effects compatible videos like MPEG-2 with ultra-fast conversion speed and lossless video quality. Besides XAVC S, this video converter program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your XAVC S videos to After Effects for editing. If you are Mac user, you can free download and try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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How to convert Sony A68 XAVC S to MPEG-2 on Windows 10?

Step 1. Import Sony A68 MP4 files

Click “Add File” to add Full HD videos into this converting tool for After Effects CC as well as other editing systems like Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, etc.

Sony A68 to After Effects CC Converter

Step 2. Choose After Effects CC native format – MPEG-2

Since we have known the best format for After Effects CC, just go to the output format list where you need to follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”> “MPEG-2 (*.mpg).”

Sony A68 After Effects CC - Edit Sony A68 MP4 in After Effects CC

Step 3. Edit Sony A68 files (Optional)
As XAVC S to MPEG-2 video converter and video editor, you’ll find this converting tool can be helpful in both conversion and editing. Why do you need the built-in video editor? Above all, you can cut and get the video clips you want from a large size video file, which saves the conversion time tremendously. And you can edit the video files by using other functions like cropping, adding watermarks, affix special effects, etc.

Step 4. Convert Sony A68 videos on Windows 10
Click on the “Convert” button which is red in bottom right screen to start transcoding Sony A68 XAVC S files to MPEG-2 – the perfect format for After Effects CC to import and edit.

Related program:

Acrok MXF Converter for Mac: With this powerful MXF Converter, you can handle MXF files produced by Canon, Sony and Panasonic camcorders and convert MXF video files to various video format supported by popular editing software, such as Corel VideoStudio Ultimate,
Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, CyberLink PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, Magix Movie Edit Pro Premium, Adobe Premiere Elements, Nero Video, Apple iMovie, etc.

M4VGO: Remove DRM from Apple movies, Music files, audiobooks and M4P audio files. Convert DRM-ed M4P, M4A, M4B and AA audio to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV at 20X faster speed. Convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI via 30X faster speed. With a simple and concise interface, you can convert Spotify music and iTunes movies with only a few clicks and then enjoy them on any smartphone or tablet.

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