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How to import Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to Avid Media Composer with DHxHD MOV ?

Summary: Does Avid MC recognize Sony PDW-850 MXF as import? How can I import Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to Avid MC? If you are seeking answers to these questions, you may come to the right place. This post tells how to transcode Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to DNxHD for editing in Avid editing software beautifully.

As we know Sony pdw-850Avid editing software not recognizing Sony PDW-850 MXF natively:
“I shoot some video with my recently purchased Sony PDW-850 camcorder. As I always used Canon DSLR to film in the past I was not aware that the PDW-850 camera produced video files in MXF format which are not read by Avid editing software natively. Now I’m seeking something that would convert Sony PDW-850 MXF to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer 5.5. Can anyone recommend a simple to use and useful converter utility to do what I need? Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!”

Surely, it’s necessary to encode PDW-850 MXF to DNxHD if Avid refused opening them natively. What is the best software to process PDW-850MXF to DNxHD conversion? Give MXF Video Converter a shot and you will find it works great as an MXF Converter for Avid Mac and Windows. It will make it quite easy to edit PDW-850 MXF in Avid MC. Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter on Mac OS X, which can not only convert Sony PMW-500 MXF files to DNxHD codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Canon XF100, XF105, XF200, XF205, XF305, C300,C500, Pansonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Lion and Mountain Lion included). To solve MXF issues on Windows PC, MXF Converter for Windows 8 is the right choice for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

How to transcode Sony PDW-850 MXF footage to DNxHD for Avid MC?

To transcode MXF media to DNxHD for Avid systems, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run MXF Video Converter as an MXF to DNxHD Video Converter, and click ‘Add Video’ to load Sony PDW-850 MXF clips into it.

import mxf to avid

Step 2:Choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format for Avid editing software.

convert mxf to avid

Step 3: If necessary, click ‘Settings’ button to modify video and audio settings.

Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding MXF to DNxHD for Avid NLE application.

Step 5: When finished, click ‘Open’ button to get the generated DNxHD MOV files for working with Avid MC.
Tips: The Sony MXF to Avid Converter is capable of processing batch conversion, so you can input loads of your MXF clips into it to do format conversion at a time. If you don’t want to wait for the entire process of PDW-850 MXF to DNxHD conversion, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer after conversion’ and go away to do other things.

We believe that you are able to edit Sony MXF media smoothly in Avid through this way.

July 16, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Avid Media ComposerMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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