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Solution: Adobe Premiere CS6 can’t import Sony RAW MXF files – “Codec missing or unavailable”

This past weekend I shot a film on the Sony PMW-F5, 2K RAW. Since bringing home the footage I haven’t managed to find a way to work with the MXF files on my PC running Windows 10. This isn’t my field of expertise so bear with me.
When I open them in VLC, they appear as a silent timeline, Quicktime says they are a file it “doesn’t understand”. Premiere Pro CS6 says “Codec missing or unavailable”. Media Encoder CS6 says “the source has an invalid codec”. They do not open in Avid MC.
They DO however open in Sony Vegas Pro 13 (and being Vegas, it crashes not long after playback) and Sony RAW Viewer. They do not open in Sony Content Browser or XDCAM Viewer.

So far I’ve tried the following:
Calibrated{Q} MXF Import
Sony RAW Plug-In for Adobe CS6 (PLAD-RW1)
RAW Plug-in for Avid (PLAV-RW1)
XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Avid (PDZK-MA2)
Avid LE Codecs 2.7.1 & 2.3.7
I haven’t seen any change. I’m not sure if I’m incorrectly installing these plug-ins – I’m just running through installation wizards, so I can’t imagine there’s much room for error.

We usually saw Adobe Premiere Pro users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF files with Adobe Premiere Pro. So, here let’s learn to how to convert MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro MPEG-2 without quality loss via the help of MXF Video Converter for Mac in detail, just read on it to get what you need at will.

Well, according to Adobe Premiere Pro only accepts AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, WMV, files. And you can easily find MXF is not there. Since MXF is not supported by Premiere Pro, in order to edit MXF videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 or CC7, you need to convert MXF videos to Premiere compatible format on Mac first before transferring the files to Premiere.

MXF Video Converter for Mac
is what you need. It’s the optimal MXF converter for you, which can help you decode the MXF files when converting into a different, and ideally more edit friendly, compression format like MPEG-2 for your Adobe Premiere Pro. Besides MXF, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. If you are working on Windows PC, please get the Video Converter.

Tips: If you are performing the conversion on Windows computer, please download MXF Video Converter to complete the same conversion as below.
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How to Transcode mxf with Incompatible Codec to Premiere Pro CS6 Preset Formats?

Step 1: Add mxf files to the mxf video converter.
Launch the mxf video converter on your computer, click the”Add video” or”Add folder” icon on the main interface to add mxf files to the program.
import mxf to adobe premiere
Step 2: Output Premiere Pro preset profile format.
From”Format” bar drop-down list, select Premiere Pro CS6 preset profile format from”Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” >”MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.
convert mxf to mpg
Step 3: Merge into one file.
When the footage are loaded into the program, you can use the up and down arrow to rearrange them into the correct order, then check”merge” to join all the separate video files into one.

Step 4: Begin the conversion.
Hit right-bottom”Convert” button to begin the conversion from mxf to Premiere Pro CS6 optimal file formats.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problems to import convert files to Premiere Pro CS6 for professional post production workflow.
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June 21, 2016 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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