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How to Drop/Import Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF to After Effects CC 2015?

MXF (Material eXchange Format) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. If you have some MXF videos from Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Canon XF, you may want to edit MXF files in After Effects CC 2015.
“I just updated to CC2015 and every Sony raw MXF file in my project are “damaged or unsupported”, is that a bug or did they just drop it? It worked like a charm before this….This is a screencapture of a blank project when I tried to import an mxf. ”
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For importing and editing mxf video/movie/recordings in After Effects CC 2015, you need to convert the mxf formats to AE CC 2015 supported format. This guide displays a way to convert Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF footage taken to WMV/MPG format, so as to use them in AE CC 2015 fluently with lossless quality.

First, please install a professional MXF Converter for Mac, which can transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to a editable format by After Effects CC. As far as I know, this MXF to AE CC Converter is designed to transform all MXF videos. It also allows you convert MXF to any other format as you want for importing into different NLE apps, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, iMovie, FCP 6/7/X, Avid Media Composer, and more. Just download it and follow the workflow using After Effects CC with Sony XDCAM on Mac OS Mavericks.
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How to convert Sony XDCAM MXF to After Effects CC editable format on Mac OS Mavericks?

Step 1. Connect your Sony XDCAM camcorder to Mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to Mac. Get this MXF to AE CC Converter installed, click top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly.
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Step 2. Choose best format for editing in After Effects CC.
Click the drop-down list besides “Format”, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV(AVC)(*.mov)” as the most compatible format as well as best video quality for After Effects CC. You can also choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”, “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” or Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
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Step 3. Adjust output video settings including video size, codec, bitrate, frame rate by clicking “Settings”, all according to your needs. (Optional)

Step 4. Click the big red “Convert” to start converting Sony XDCAM MXF to AVC MOV. Wait for a while, you can get the fresh hot converted video which is compatible with After Effects CC.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe After Effects CC and import the generated .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on After Effects CC 2015.

July 11, 2015 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe After EffectsMXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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