|Open Adobe Premere Pro|
|Make a new project|
Name your project.
And Browse to a place you'd like your project to be saved...like your external hard drive.
Under the Scratch Disk tab, if you have every dropdown as "Same as Project"
you should be fine.
Once you've created your project
choose File > Import...
Command + I
|Navigate to your A7Sii or any other types of HD to 4K native camera footage clips|
|It's easier to select the MP4 files if you sort by kind, by clicking on the word "kind" in the kind column|
Highlight the clips you want
Open the Hard Drive that contains the Card Backups that was made
Navigate to the Private>PANA_GRP folder for each card and click Import
|You may get this error but the files are still readable|
|Then open Adobe Media Encoder|
Back in Premiere select the clips that you imported from
the camera cards
Export Settings choose
the Preset "Apple ProRes 422"
No need to change anything else this preset is all set
|click on Queue|
Media Encoder will load up the selected files to export
Click on Output File
blue text to navigate where to save the new media
Choose the drive and folder to put the new media
Keep the file names the same!!
|Click the green play button to start the export|
When the files are finished there will be a green check box
Now Use the ProRes Files for editing.
Next close Media Encoder and go back to Premiere project that you made and bring in the ProRes media files
|Navigate to the ProRes files and choose Import|
To make a sequence mark an in and out point on the source clip and drag it into the timeline to make sure the timeline matches the source
Check Sequence Settings
Go to >Sequence>Sequence Settings
Timeline should be 23.976
Frame Size 3840 x 2160
Now edit in Premiere with the ProRes Media
This will be the codec you will use for output as well.
No need to go back to camera originals unless you need
to fix a problem with lost media or similar.