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Best way to import Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF files to Pinnacle Studio editing software

Summary: If you are attempting to import MXF video files to Pinnacle Studio for editing, you will find Pinnacle editing software doesn’t come with native support for MXF footage. Is there a way to import MXF files to Pinnacle Studio? This post will guide you through the process of converting MXF for working with Pinnacle editing software beautifully.

How can I import MXF files to Pinnacle editing software?

”Hi, there, I’m wondering if you can help. I recently purchased a Canon XF205 camcorder and recorded some video files in MXF format with this camera. I used to shoot with a Mini DV in the past time so I was not aware that the XF205 generated video files in MXF format which are not read by Pinnacle editing software. My question is, what’s the best way to make Pinnacle Studio recognize MXF files? Would you please kindly suggest? Many thanks for your help!”

If you are in the same situation as mentioned above, you can consider using MXF Video Converter to transcode MXF files to an intermediate format that is compatible with Pinnacle Studio. As the name implies, the MXF Video Converter is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. It supported mxf camera brands include Canon, Sony, JVC, Panasonic. With this little tool, you are able to create editable files for NLEs like Pinnacle Studio, FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid MC, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc. and export playable files for iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more. It is very easy to use once you have mastered the basics.

How to transcode MXF files for use in Pinnacle editing software?

Step 1: Run MXF Video Converter as the best MXF to Pinnacle Studio Converter.

Click ‘Add Video’ to import MXF files that you want to convert.
Useful tips:
1. This MXF to Pinnacle Converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple MXF files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘merge’ option, you can combine the selected MXF clips into a single file.

Step 2: Choose Pinnacle Studio friendly format as output.
Click Format bar to select a Pinnacle editing software acceptable format as output format, such as AVI, MP4, and MPG.
AVI, MP4 and MPG format under ‘HD Video’ column
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Step 3: Custom video and audio settings if necessary.

You can click ‘Settings’ button to adjust video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. Note that you can not ‘Convert up’ video quality. If you selected ‘HD Video’ in step 2, you’d better modify the video and audio settings to be the same as source MXF clips so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size. Also, you can set down video bit rate to cut down file size. When finished, click ‘OK’ to confirm your settings.
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Step 4: Begin MXF to AVI/MP4/MPG Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding MXF files to AVI/MP4/MPG for working with Pinnacle editing software.

Step 5: When the conversion complete, click ‘Open’ button to get the generated files for use in Pinnacle Studio.

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October 27, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Pinnacle StudioMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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