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Import and Edit MXF in Premiere Elements

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MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded in any of a variety of video and audio compression formats, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF video format is an advanced format that mainly used on high-end camcorders, include Sony XDCAM series, Canon XF series, C300/C500 series, Panasonic P2 series, and some JVC, BlackMagic camcorders. So you may long for editing the MXF video with some professional editing software, like Adobe Premiere Elements.

Premiere Elements is the stripped back, simpler option for video editors who do not want the complexity, advanced features and extra cost of Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Elements features an interface that has been created for ease of use, but there is also the option to select between Expert or Quick editing modes; depending upon your skill level and needs.

So how to successfully combine MXF with Premiere Elements bypassing all formats incompatibility issues? As we can see from the chart below to know, although the latest Premiere Elements added many new features, it still can’t support MXF. If you want to import the MXF file to Premiere Elements for postproduction, a MXF to Premiere Elements converter is needed.

Video File Formats Supported by Premiere Elements – import

Format and filename extension
3GPP (.3gp, .3g2)
Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf)
Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)
DV stream (.dv)
H.264 (.mp4, .m4v)
H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)
MOD (.mod)
MPEG-1 (.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe)
MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)
MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)
QuickTime (.mov)
TOD (.tod)
Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)
Windows Media (.wmv) *

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate | Mac (review) is the best choice to convert MXF to Premiere Elements supported video formats. This MXF to Premiere Elements converter is a high-quality, high-performance video converter, it is much more than a converter, we also can edit , enhance, and watch videos with it. Below is a detailed step on how to convert MXF to Premiere Elements supported video formats like MPEG-2, H.264 MOV. Just follow it, you can edit all your MXF footage in Premiere Elements.

How to encode and wrap MXF files for Premiere Elements

Step 1: Import Sony/Panasonic/Canon 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 XDCAM series, Canon XF series, C300/C500 series, Panasonic P2 series camcorder to the program.


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 Premiere Elements. Or "H.264 HD Video (*.mov)" from "HD Video" category.

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.

edit mxf

Step 4: Start MXF to Premiere Elements 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 Adobe Premiere Elements.


Top 4 Best MXF Converter for macOS High Sierra Review 2017

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Updated on August 31th, 2017.

MXF files may not be such friendly for most devices. If you want to play MXF recordings natively on your portable devices or stream them to your TV, NAS, then you have to do some pre-work to let it happen. Of course, if you just want to review your raw MXF videos , you can download VLC Media Player , this player can handle MXF files without rewrapping them. Up to now, you must wanna MXF transcoding tips, right?

But if you want make your own personal videos by importing them into editors, then you have to convert them. Many users may say that FCPX can render MXF natively, but for some who want to stick on FCP6/7, this is not very ideal. Now with bunch of MXF converters in the Market, how to choose the most proper one according to your needs? Here are some brief introductions about 2017 Top 5 best MXF Converters.

1,Calibrated{Q} MXF Import 
This MXF Converter can operate on the Mac OS X without problem, and it can help you trans-code your MXF files into editable format to your FCP, Adobe Premiere. Some users want to rewrap their converted videos into original MXF files, this app can help you do that. QT Player 7 and Cat TV those two can be made acceptable to the MXF files. You can get the free version before November 13,2014. If you want to update it then the extract fee has to be paid.

2, MXF4Mac Player
This MXF Converter cannot be technically a separate Converter; this one is used as expansion kit called MXF Import QT for QuickTime to help extend the playable format of it. But it is still convenient for primary users to use this stuff to playback their MXF files. This free MXF Converter playback, trim, trans-code your MXF files without problem.

3, Pavtube iMixMXF (Support Mac OS X El Capitan)(Strongly recommend)
Have you ever want to convert your MXF files with some truly powerful converters which will have no quality drop? Have you encountered that if you shoot with an external mic , multi-track audios will only keep one? Have you frustrated that some converters need to install MXF codec or virtual drive to extend the function of your converters? With this best MXF Converter, you don’t have to worry about all of those problems. You only need to do is to install it freely on your Mac and do whatever you like with your raw MXF files.

Main features you should know well:

  • Various output formats for supported
  • Multitrack audios for advanced MXF users
  • Various NELs or media devices you can directly choose well
  • Faster conversion speed and easy operation work
  • Extra advanced settings and editing for output videos

Step1: Download this iMixMXF and simply followed the install instruction .

Step 2: Load your MXF files by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio” or directly drag your videos into this app, if you have some “orphan” mxf files, they can also be imported.

Step 3: Choose the output format you want to, for Editors, there are bunch of Editors’ presets for you , for just simple playback , there also have plenty HD options for you.

Tips: If there are more than one audios in your video, choose “Multi-track Video” to select the format you want. Then go “Settings” to check these audios you prefer.

Step 4: Start your conversion by clicking “Convert”, make sure your storage folder has enough space for your converted videos before conversion.

4, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (Support Mac OS X El Capitan)

This MXF Converter is a professional Mac MXF Converter with its simple and efficient MXF conversion workflow. Don’t want to spoil the HD of your footage from your camcorder? Try this MXF Converter, it won’t let you down. NELs like FCP, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas all can be supported as well as some mobile devices. Let’s take FCP as an example to show how it works:

Step1: Download this MXF Converter for Mac


Step 2: Load your source video by clicking “File”>”Add Video/Audio” , and XAVC code can also be supported by this converter.


Step 3: Go to the format bar to choose “Final Cut Pro>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422(*.mov)”, if you have other editing tools, numerous presets can be chosen in the format list.


Step 4: After doing all you want to do with your MXF files, like tirm, crop ,add subtitles, change aspect ratio under the ‘Edit’ UI, you can back to the main UI and hit the “Convert” to trans-code your MXF files into whatever formats you like.

Comparison charts with detailed comparison parameters for you as a reference.

Software Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac Pavtube iMixMXF Converter for Mac Calibrated{Q} MXF Import MXF4Mac Player
Compatile MXF Files
Panasonic P2



Canon XF

Avid MXF

Output MXF
QuickTime Player X & 7
iMovie/FCE Preset Profile Formats
FCP 7 & X
Multi-track Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro (X)
After Effects CS5.0.3 & 5.5 & 6.0 & CC & CC2014
Premiere Pro CS5.0.3 & 5.5 & 6.0 & CC & CC2014
Avid Media Composer Preset Profile Formats
Device Preset Profile Formats
Create 3D Movies
Advanced Features
Preserving MXF Multi-tracks/channels
Mix multiple audio tracks/channels MXF into one
Adjust Video/Audio Parameters
Batch Converting MXF Files

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