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Roy1
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4K images and adobe premiere pro

Post by Roy1 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm

Hi. Can anyone tell me if 4K video images can be edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 or will the images be converted automatically to another
format. thanks for any information.

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Peter Stedman
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Re: 4K images and adobe premiere pro

Post by Peter Stedman » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:14 am

Hi Roy,
I use Premiere CS6 and several months ago I got a Sony X3000 camera and it's capable of recording in several formats including 4K. I always understood that CS6 wasn't able to handle 4K so I recorded in HD. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought I would give 4K a try. It worked with no problems. I looked at the clip specs in CS6 and they showed up as 4K. I also added some 4K footage to a project that was HD and that worked fine.

I'm no technical chap, but I suppose a lot depends on your computer's specs. Also, I haven't tried with large files and fancy transitions etc. All I can say is, try for yourself.
Cheers. Pete

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Re: 4K images and adobe premiere pro

Post by Roy1 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:57 pm

Hi Peter. Thanks for your reply. One of my friends is sending mne some 4K clips to try out on my CS6. He also says that the K4 editing does cause a bit of a strain on Premiere pro, but he uses a lot of Fx and transitions like myself. So I'll have to see what happens. thanks again.

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Re: 4K images and adobe premiere pro

Post by Roy1 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:49 pm

Hi Peter. I have received the 4K files and have placed them on the timeline of Premiere pro CS6 with no trouble at all using the 4K preset. I have also
executed some Fx on the clips with no bother. I have also compared the results with my AVCHD clips and I don't think I can see any difference in quality, even with my glasses on. In that case I wonder if its cost effective for me to purchase a 4K camcorder. Thanks for your interest.

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Re: 4K images and adobe premiere pro

Post by Peter Stedman » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi Roy,
So pleased you have managed to put some 4K clips into Premiere CS6 and have experiment with some editing. I agree that I couldn't see a great deal of difference between 4K and HD in my limited tries. (Age most likely!) However, what I did find, was that I could crop clips to a greater extent without any noticeable drop in quality.

I don't think, at the moment, it's really worthwhile splashing out on a new 4K camera. Unless money is no object when it comes to your hobby. (Big smile!)
Best of luck. Pete.

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