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How to import/Edit Sony F55 XAVC MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6?

“Hi, all, PLEASE HELP!!! I received my Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camera last month and shot several commercials with XAVC codec. Unfortunately, when I tried to import and edit the F55 XAVC media in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.02, it crashed, so was Media Encoder. I was wondering if it is possible to edit Sony F55 / F5 XAVC footage in Premiere Pro CS6 natively? I just want to get the material edited as soon as possible. Any help would be much appreciated!”

According to Sony, Premiere Pro users have to wait till PP7 comes out to use Sony XAVC files. That’s why when you try to open the Sony F55/F5 MXF media in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Media Encoder, both of them crashed. In this situation, you will need third party software like MXF Video Converter to transcode F55/F5 MXF to an intermediate codec for your editing program. Generally speaking, if you are running a Windows PC, you are suggested to transcode F55/F5 XAVC MXF to DNxHD MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro, and if you are working on a Mac, you are suggested to convert F55/F5 XAVC MXF to Quicktime MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Sony F55/F5 XAVC MXF workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 – convert F55/F5 XAVC MXF media to QT for Adobe Premiere Pro.
In order to transcode Sony F55/F5 XAVC to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 editable format, follow these steps:

Step 1. Add Source Videos to MXF Converter for Mac.
Launch the professional MXF Converter Mac, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your Sony F55 .mxf files.

import mxf

Step 2. Choose the high quality Output format.
Go to “Format” menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) or AVC .mov  as target format.
Tips: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings to get MXF files converted with original quality. Our recommedation of the settings is shown on the screen shot.
canon xf mxf to adobe premiere

Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding MXF to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open Floder” to find the .mov or .mpg videos which can be directly imported to Adobe Premiere Pro. You’ve done. As you see, now you can import and edit Sony F55 MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 without any video/audio problem.

Tips: If you want to import Sony F55 MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)”

 

June 22, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CC/CS7Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 5Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 6MXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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