If you run into any issues importing EX3 MP4 video into Premiere Pro CS6, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Sony EX3 camera files for use in Premiere Pro CS6 smoothly.
How can I import EX3 footage into Premiere Pro CS6?
“Hi all, I’m having issues loading files from Sony EX3 into Premiere Pro CS6. My client delivered an external hard-drive to me, which has the top folder on EX3 with all of the content in them. Either I use ‘Import’ or ‘Media Browser’, I got the message ‘the file has no audio or video streams’. My partner is pretty sure there’s nothing wrong with the file structure I was given because he could import it though Log & Transfer in FCP 7. What’s the correct way to import EX3 footage into Premiere Pro CS6? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.”
If for whatever reason you are unable to work with EX3 camera video in Premiere Pro CS6 fluidly, we would recommend converting them to a format that is best suitable for use in Premiere Pro CS6 first. To do this, you need to install HD Video Converter.
You can download a demo version (for both, MAC and PC) and try them. They are not free but it totally worth it.
How to transcode Sony EX3 MP4 files for use in Premiere Pro smoothly?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional EX3 Video Converter for Premiere Pro. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLE
If you are running Premiere Pro CS6 on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
If you are using Premiere Pro CS6 on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start Sony EX4 MP4 files to Premiere Pro CS6 Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported files for use in Adobe Premiere Pro with optimum performance.
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