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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.