Sunday, August 16, 2015

Edit Sony RX10 MK II in After Effects CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 Smoothly

Summary: If you have a great many 4K footages from Sony RX10 MK II and want to edit them in After Effects CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, you have to convert RX10 MK II 4K XAVC to MPEG-2. Easily do it here.

Hot search: 4K XAVC to HDTV | 4K XAVC to FCP | 4K XAVC to Sony Vegas Pro

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera from Sony is a compact, point-and-shoot camera that features a large 20.2 MP, 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor producing high resolution still imagery and internal-recording UHD 4K video up to 30 fps, and super slow-motion full HD video up to 960 fps.

UHD 4K video is supported up to 30 fps in XAVC S format thanks to a high-speed front-end LSI which processes the data with full pixel readout with no line skipping or pixel binning. The XAVC S format allows for high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps. A built-in stereo microphone and an external mic jack are provided as is a headphone jack from audio monitoring. Professional features such as full manual exposure control and uncompressed off-camera recording are also supported.

I've a little problem with Sony RX10 MK II 4K video in After Effects. Searching online, I got know that the 4K video was restricted to edit in After Effects. Only the latest version After Effects CC can natively support 4K video like Sony's XAVC. The previous version After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 has not yet been updated for 4K support. What's more, due to the format limit, we can't edit all kinds of 4K video files like 4K XAVC-S 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, etc in After Effects flawlessly. Well, if convert 4K video to MPEG-2 and scale 4K to 1080p, problem will be resolve easily.

Here you can highly depend on Pavtube Video Converter, which is the ideal 4K video converter for you. It can take your high quality RX10 MK II 4K files and convert them into a supported format like MPEG-2 for editing in After Effects any version. Besides AE, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro and more. This 4K video converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as the users want.


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How to edit Sony RX10 MK II 4K XAVC in After Effects CC/CS6/CS5/CS4?

Step 1: Backup your 4K XAVC files from Sony RX10 MK II camcorder to hard drive. Install and launch this program. Drag and drop 4K XAVC files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to batch conversion.

Step 2: Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting RX10 MK II 4K XAVC to MPEG-2 .mpg format. It will take you a little while.

Conclusion: After conversion, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you’ll get no troubles in editing Sony RX10 MK II 4K XAVC files in After Effects CC/CS6/CS5/CS4. Follow the steps and have a try!

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