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How to import Sony XDCAM PMW-500 50Mbps MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 ?

“Why can’t I import my Sony XDCAM PMW-500 50Mbps MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro to edit Sony PMW-500 MXF within Premiere Pro? The video file extension of my Sony PMW 500 50Mbps video is .mxf. Shouldn’t that be compatible with Premiere ? Please tell me why and give me how to import Sony XDCAM MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 editing.”

The PMW-500 is Sony’s first professional XDCAM HD422 Camcorder recording on memory cards. It supports HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology.Even though Adobe announces Premiere Pro especially the CS6 software provides native support for Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD (including XDCAM HD 50) cameras and content with no transcoding required, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options. While, something frustrating to the Adobe users is that when importing the Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Premier Pro, some error messages like missing codec, looped audio, etc occurred from time to time.

To help Sony XDCAM PMW-500 owners get rid of this trouble, I will show you the easiest and quickest way to convert Sony PMW-500 MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere.

First of all, free download MXF Converter for Mac

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This Mac Sony XDCAM MXF converter can easily convert Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX MXF files without quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the MXF Converter for windows 8. Just download it and follow the workflow using Adobe Premiere Pro with Sony XDCAM content.

How to transcode Sony XDCAM PMW-500 50Mbps MXF files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 on Mac

Step 1. Add Source Videos to MXF Converter for Mac.
Launch the professional Sony MXF Converter Mac, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.

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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.

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Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3. Start XDCAM MXF/IMX to Adobe Premier Pro conversion.
When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping Sony PMW-500 files to MPEG-2/MOV for Adobe Premier Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated MPG/MOV files.

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