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Transcode/Import Sony XDCAM 60i MXF to MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro

Sony XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD422 use Professional Disc as recording media employs MXF container to store digital audio/digital video streams. Sony XDCAM Camcorder like: Sony PDW-F800, Sony PDW-700, Sony PMW-500, Sony PMW-500, Sony PMW-320K, Sony PMW-F3K, Sony PMW-F3L, Sony PMW-TD300 .etc. Look the Sony XDCAM Formats:
- XDCAM Proxy*
- XDCAM HD 18,25,35,50Mbps – 60i/50i/23.98p/25p/29.97p
- XDCAM HD 720 50p/60p
- XDCAM EX 25, 35 Mbps – 60i/50i/23.98p/25p/29.97p
- XDCAM DVCAM
- XDCAM IMX
- Smart Render Option and API for XDCAM HD formats
- Files exported via XDCAM Transfer Tool
So you will encounter the problem while importing the Sony XDCAM MXF files to Adobe Premiere Pro 6.0 or its earlier versions of CS4, CS5, CS5.5, or even Premiere Elements, you may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when exporting a movie composed of MXF clips, whether it’s to AVI, H.264, etc., this error comes up, in particular when the movie is “long”, i.e. a half minute to a minute. Otherwise, with short clips there is no problem.
Sony XDCAM mxf to adobe
It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The Internet is full of discussions on this issue, but we don’t know why Adobe can’t fix it? The bottom line, however, is that once you convert your Sony XDCAM MXF files to H.264 MOV using MXF Video Converter, there are absolutely no problems regardless of file length…which in our case is perhaps a four minute movie.
We were concerned with possibly losing quality by transcoding Sony XDCAM MXF to H.264 for Premiere Pro. But a side-by-side comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference. We thought some users might want to know this because it permits Premiere Pro users to rectify this problem and continue on with it. So we share the workaround here for people who wanna import Sony XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro for edit without meeting the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN”.

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(Note: If you are a Mac user and want to edit your Sony XDCAM MXF clips in FCP, FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer smoothly, MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.)

How to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to H.264 MOV for Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and launch the MXF Converter to your PC, and then load source Sony XDCAM MXF clips to the software. You can import Sony XDCAM MXF clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Choose H.264 as output format for Premiere Pro. MXF to Premiere Converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. For encoding MXF to H.264, please click “Profile” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.
Sony XDCAM mxf to adobe premiere
Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Click the arrow button to start converting Sony XDCAM MXF to H.264 MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported H.264 MOV files for Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. The MXF Converter enables anyone with MXF files to use use any non-linear editor as long as they convert Sony XDCAM MXF to a recognizable format, easily done with mxf video converter!

July 4, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 5Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 6MXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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