Thursday, June 29, 2017

Play and Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC

Sony's new advanced full-frame camera for professional photographers which called A9 can shot up to 100Mbps 4K UHD XAVC S video at 24p/25p/30p. When the shooting is completed, how to play and edit the 4K footage on Windows PC becomes a hot issue that people pay more attention to. The following article will offer beneficial tips and solutions to assist you to smooth play and edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC with best quality.

Play Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC

When you are searching on the Internet, you may be disappointed to find that there are hardly any media player software for Windows/PC to handle XAVC S video. In addition, the process of decoding 4K video is very CPU intensive, you can easily suffer video playback lagging, stuttering issue even you are fortunately enough to find a media player that can handle XAVC S video.

Compress and Transcode Sony A9 4K XAVC S for smooth playback

To smoothly play Sony A9 4K XAVC S on Windows PC or other devices such as smartphone, tablets, game consoles, HDTV, etc, it would be essential for you to convert and compress 4K XAVC S to the widely accepted and popular H.264 HD format with the resolution of 1920 * 1080 (best for computer or HD TV) or 1080 * 720 (best for smartphone or tablets).

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S

The good news is that many professional NLE editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro, etc has upgraded with perfect support for 4K XAVC S footage support. However, you will fail to import and edit the Sony A9 4K XAVC S with some consumer video editing software or free video editing software. In addition, sometimes, even your professional NLE editing software has the capability to handle 4K XAVC S video, but if your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video, you will only find the footage skips and jumps and finally makes it impossible to edit with any real fitness. To fix this problem, you can choose to buy a new computer, create a proxy files with lower resolution or directly compress 4K to 1080p which will ensure you a smooth editing workflow on any old computer with less power.

Best tool to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S, you can't miss Pavtube Video Converter, which has full support for Sony A9 4K XAVC S video, you can easily compress 4K to 1080p by outputting 4K video to a HD file format. The program offers various HD format options for you to choose from, such as popular digital HD format like HD H.264, HD H.265, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MPEG-1, HD MPEG-2, HD MKV, etc or smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs or editing program best favorable editing HD file formats.

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video with built-in editing tools

Apart from converting and compressing Sony A9 4K XAVC S, the program also works as a perfect 4K video editor. You can do a lot of simple video editing tasks with its built-in editing functions. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S for Better Playing and Editing

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Step 1: Load Sony A9 4K XAVC S into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import Sony A9 4K XAVC S video.

Load Sony A9 4K XAVC S video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

To downscale Sony A9 4K XAVC S to 1080p, you can choose to output a popular HD file format such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category, you can also choose to output other HD file formats according to your own needs.

 Choose output file format

Tips: Click "Settings" icon on the main interface to open the "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down options, select "1920*1080 or "1080*720 to compress 4K to 1080p.

Step 3: Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open "Video Editor" window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit Sony A9 4K XAVC S video

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin to convert and compress Sony A9 4K XAVC S to 1080P or 720p H.264 file format.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to play and edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ video on any devices or with any editing program on Windows PC.