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Import and Edit MXF in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

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MXF is much more popular and becomes a worldwide file format as the development of the various camcorders, like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, HVX200 and Canon XF100/XF300/XF305/C300, etc. However, using .mxf footage in Sony Movie Studio is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the MXF format. Sony Vegas Movie Studio is a consumer-based nonlinear video editing software designed for the PC. It is a scaled-down version of Sony Vegas Pro. What do 4K, stereoscopic 3D, MP4, and AVCHD footage have in common? They can all be edited in the same Movie Studio project. But Sony Vegas Movie Studio can’t handle all the video formats, such as MXF.

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You are lucky here, this post aims to help you solve the problems while editing Panasonic, Sony, Canon .mxf files in Sony Movie Studio. It explains an easiest way to convert .mxf footage to MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing in Sony Movie Studio fluidly. You also can convert MXF video to other Movie Studio editable formats listed below.

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The next thing you have to do is to find a good MXF video converter – Pavtube Video Converter | for Mac is a good idea which enables you to directly output MXF to Vegas Movie Studio optimized formats with best suitable codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate settings. Moreover, it also allows you to do some postproduction to the MXF footage. you can merge several .mxf parts into one, or split the one into several parts, anyway, if you need adding text/image watermark, adjusting video effects, adding external subtitles are also available here.

How to encode and wrap MXF files to Sony Vegas Movie Studio playable formats?

Step 1: Import Sony MXF files to the program.

From "File" menu drop-down option, select "Add Video/Audio or "Add from folder to import MXF files captures with your Sony PDW-700 or PDW-F800 camcorder to the program.

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Step 2: Choose output file format.

Head to the "Format" drop-down list and choose "Adobe/Premiere/Son…> "MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format for Vegas Movie Studio.

Choose output format

Step 3: Merge into one file.

Check "Merge into one file" option on the main interface to join all your separate MXF files into single one.

Step 4: Edit MXF footage

Click pen icon on the UI, then in the next window, there are 7 main video editing features here. According to your need, trim to cut video length, crop video to cut the part you don’t need, add image/text watermark, remove or replace the audio of the mxf source.

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Step 4: Start MXF to Vegas Movie Studio conversion.

Go back to the main interface and tap the right-bottom Convert icon to begin the whole conversion process.

After the conversion is done, click "Open output folder to find and locate your generated files with the program. Then make a special video with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.


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