For many users, they sometimes may come across difficulty when importing Sony XDCAM MXF footage to Premiere Pro CC, especially when importing some XDCAM MXF video files though they have followed the step-by-step instructions from Premiere Pro. Their camcorders just cannot be recognized at all or receive error: “Codec missing or unavailable”. Just like below:
“I can’t import any XDCAM MXF file into Premiere CC. While importing, always got the error message. I don’t understand why I can edit my Canon MXF files in CC but the file from my Sony XDCAM MXF seems not to be importable. Have I lost some important metadata?”
As a matter of fact, XDCAM MXF (for more information about the XDCAM format, see this PDF document on the Sony website.) footage is not the native format for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. If you accidentally meet with the problem, the best solution is to convert XDCAM MXF to MPEG-2 format, which is proved to be the most compatible one with all the Adobe products, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
All-in-one Solution for transcoding XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro CC
Pavtube iMixMXF is developed specifically for converting Sony XDCAM MXF files to video formats usable on Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with it you can direct convert the incompatible XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro CC best supported MPEG-2 format.
Other More Key Features of Pavtube iMixMXF
- iMixMXF Supports batch convert Sony XDCAM MXF files with amazing quality and fast speed.
- iMixMXF can help you convert then import XDCAM MXF video to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, QuickTime, iTunes and other editing applications.
- iMixMXF supports import XDCAM MXF to all Apple/Android/Windows tablet and smartphone.
- Batch conversion, concise guidance, friendly interface, three steps, fast speed and best quality.
- Allows us to edit XDCAM MXF video files: Clip, Crop, Merge, Apply effect, set output parameter, Snapshot, Rotate etc.
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How to Convert XDCAM MXF Files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC
Download and install Pavtube iMixMXF Converter on Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.
Transfer video files from your camera/XDCAM Card or from a folder stored on your HDD to your Mac Hard drive.
The video files from XDCAM HD camcorders in the CLIP folder, written in the MXF format.
The video files from XDCAM EX camcorders written in MP4 files in a folder named BPAV.
Step 1. Add XDCAM MXF files
Click “Add Video” button to load XDCAM MXF files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2. Select output format
As mentioned above, MPEG-2 is the best compatible format for all Adobe products, just from “Format” drop-down lists, you can pick “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as Adobe Premiere Pro CC preferable editing codec under “Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve…” option as the output format.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting XDCAM MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CC friendly video formats.
Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC easily.
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