Friday, December 27, 2013

Import Sony F65 MXF to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3 on Mac/Windows

Can't import Sony F65 MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly? In this article will give you the answer how to load and ingest Sony MXF footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3 for smooth editing. 

Sony F65 users include some of the most world's most demanding cinematographers. It's an advantage you can exploit no matter what your delivery format: true 4K, supersampled 2K or supersampled HD.

I have 4K footage shot on the Sony´s F65 I'd like to composite with in Premiere Pro. The files are saved in an MXF container.It seems that cs6 natively desn´t support this file, is there a plug-in available for Sony's SR RAW codec? Thanks in advance!
Many nonlinear editing programs including Adobe Premiere Pro (CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3) don't support importing MXF encoded files directly. So here comes up the question: how can we import Sony F65 MXF recordings to Premiere Pro without any problems?

Method 1. Sony MXF plug-in. Use the plugin to create a single MXF file of your spanned clips on the memory card and import the new file into the project.
Method 2. To solve the incompatible trouble you’d better change Sony F65 MXF a native format for importing to Premiere Pro (CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3). To get the best quality with 5.1 sound, you can MXF to MPG. If you also want to play it with QuickTime, you can reformat MXF to MOV videos. If you want to get a smaller file for quickly editing, you can encode Sony F65 MXF to WMV.

As you seen above, Pavtube MXF to Premiere Pro Converter for Mac is the best choice for you, and it is capable to convert Sony F65 P2 MXF to Premiere Pro efficiently and stably. 

With the Mac app, you not only can convert Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF video to MOV, MPG, WMV, you also can batch convert MXF clips to ProRes 422 for FCP (X), AIC for iMovie/FCE, etc. with included Profiles. I believe it is helpful for you. Below is a very easy guide on Sony F65 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro’s native formats conversion.

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How to convert Sony F65 MXF footage for Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4/3

Step 1. Add MXF files to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

Connect you camcorder to Mac and keep it on until it show as a hard drive on desktop.

Install and run Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

Click top left icon to load you footages. You can choose "Add videos" or "Add from folder" directly.

Step 2. Choose compatible format for Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6/5/4/3

Click "Format", you can choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)". Or find Adobe Premiere Pro at left, choose "MPEG-2 (*.mov)" or "MOV(AVC)(*mov)" etc. All of them are the preferred codec for Premiere Pro (CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3)

Apple ProRes 422:


Step 3. Set up output videos settings for Premiere (Optional)

Click "Settings" which is marked as 3, you can fix the bitrate, frame rate, sample rate and video size, it's all up to you. Usually the higher bitrate you choose, higher video quality will be, and larger video size correspondingly.

Step 4. Start converting Sony F65 MXF for Premiere Pro (CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3)

Now click the big red circle at right bottom, wait for moments till the conversion complete. You can click "Open" to locate the converted video directly.

For beginners, here is a guide on how to import video files to Premiere Pro.

Here, Pavtube iMixMXF can exactly do this for you. It is a great MXF Mixer and Converter that enables you to convert multi-track MXF from Sony F65 to Prores for Premiere Pro preserving all the audio channels without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips. The Windows users can Pavtube MXF MultiMixer.

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