Thursday, March 3, 2016

Why can’t Import P2 MXF in Sony Movie Studio 13

Did you have problem like the title describes when you want to edit P2 MXF files in Sony Movie Studio 13 after you copy them from your Panasonic camcorder to PC?

Now, I’ll write a guide to help you fix it.

In Sony website, it claims it can work with P2 MXF format, some users still have troubles when importing P2 MXF files to Sony Vegas (including Vegas Pro 13). And the following problems often complain in the forum:

Choppy frames at the end of the P2 MXF footage;
Sony Vegas is not able to import the P2 MXF video clip;
Sony Vegas crashes after the file is imported;
It takes much time to render the P2 MXF videos for Sony Vegas editing.

As I know, Sony Movie Studio 13 seems to work fine if you import your P2 MXF footages directly from cameras, but if you have already copied P2 MXF recordings to your HDD or you download them from somewhere, the importing error may jump out.

In fact, Panasonic P2 series camcorder’s video clips are all saved in 'VIDEO' folder, while audio files are all stored in 'AUDIO' folder. When copy P2 MXF recordings please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder's P2 card. If you only have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without audio or jump out with the importing error when load to Sony Movie Studio 13.

Here I suggest you find another way to perform the task. As we all know, the most compatible video codec for Sony Movie Studio is MPEG-2, then transocoding P2 MXF files to MPEG-2 with a third party program is an easy way to edit P2 MXF videos in Sony Movie Studio 13.

Pavtube Video Converter (Best Video Converter Review) comes out which works as the best P2 MXF converter app for you. It can easily transcode P2 MXF to Sony Movie Studio 13 friendly format MPEG-2 without quality loss no matter the files directly from cameras or copied P2 MXF recordings on your HDD or downloaded files from somewhere.

What's more, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Avid Media ComposerAdobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/5/4/3Adobe After Effects CC, etc.

Below is a detailed guide on how to convert P2 MXF to Sony Movie Studio 13 more compatible video format like convert P2 MXF to MPEG-2.

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Other More Key Features of Pavtube Video Converter:
  • Pavtube Video Converter can help you convert P2 MXF to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, HD videos.
  • Pavtube Video Converter has pre-set compatible format for transcoding P2 MXF files to Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, etc.
  • Pavtube Video Converter can join different source P2 MXF videos together and output a single video. Then you can enjoy a long output movie.
  • Pavtube Video Converter able to customize the output profile, users can adjust the output Resolution, Bitrate, Frame Rate, Encoder, Channels, and Sample Rate.
Tips: The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

As for Mac users, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac will let you convert P2 MXF video files to iMovie, FCP, Adobe Premiere & more on Mac OS X (10.11 El Capitan included) with ease. 

How to Convert P2 MXF Files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 13

Download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your PC (compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000).

Please remember the above points, connect the camcorder to your computer and run your Sony Movie Studio 13 and import the footage that way. When you importing .MXF clips from the correct file structure, Pavtube Video Converteris able to recognize audio tracks from 'AUDIO' folder automatically, which ensures the generated MPEG-2 files have both image and sound correctly.

Step 1: Import P2 MXF files.

Click the button “File” to add P2 MXF files (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter.

Tip: If you want to merge P2 MXF files before edit in Sony Movie Studio 13, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select an output format for Sony Movie Studio 13.

From “Format” drop-down list, select to out “Adobe Premiere/Sony… “> “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” format for editing with Sony Movie Studio 13.

Step 3: Tap the“Settings”icon to adjust audio and video parameters for Sony Movie Studio 13

Once you have chosen the output format, then click the "Settings" right beside "Format" to adjust the video and audio parameters.

Step 4: Tap the big Convert button on the main interface to start transcoding P2 MXF to Sony Movie Studio 13.

The conversion should be quickly finished. Once the process is at 100%, you can have the converted file easily worked with Sony Movie Studio 13.

Related program:

If you have multiple-track videos requirements,  Pavtube MXF MultiMixer / Pavtube iMixMXF would be your best-choice: It is able to import and export MXF video files with multiple audio tracks/channels as well as mixing the multiple audio tracks/channels into one. Convert MXF video files from popular devices such as Apple, Samsung, Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, etc. to various video format supported by any media player and NLEs.

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