“Anybody can help? When I loaded an MXF file from my Sony PMW-100 to Sony Vegas 11, Vegas just crashed. The other video like AVI works in Vegas perfectly.”
“I have some video clips from my Canon XF105 Camcorder. Now I want to import the MXF files to Sony Vegas Pro 11.0 to edit them up, put background music, add some subtitles and narrations, etc. But when I try the importing, Vegas says MXF is an unknown format or incompatible. Is that normal?”
MXF (Material eXchange Format) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The video format is created specifically for HD digital camcorders like Canon C300, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Sony XDCAM series and Panasonic P2 series. Although Sony claims Vegas Pro can work with MXF format, many folks are encounterring similar problems when they tried to import and open MXF files in Sony Vegas Pro (Vegas 13 included). To fix the problem, the realiable workaround we've found so far is to transcode MXF to a fully compatible format with Sony Vegas Pro. Along with some help from third-party programs, you can achieve your goal smoothly. This will help you import the file correctly and save the rendering time.
Below is the entire process to convert MXF to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro using Pavtube MXF Video Converter By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Sony Vegas. With it, you can do batch conversion from MXF to Sony Vegas compatible video format without quality loss. (read review)
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How to encode MXF files to Sony Vegas compatible format with fast speed?
Step 1. Load MXF files
Install and launch the Pavtube MXF Video Converter and add MXF files to it. Click "Add video" button to load MXF files. Or directly drag and drop the source MXF file you want to the sftware. Then you can preview the whole videos in the preview window on the right.
Step 2. Choose Sony Vegas Pro format
Click "Format" option to choose the output format. To make your Sony Vegas Pro 13/12 to read MXF files, just choose the most Sony Vegas accepted "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) or MPEG-2 " under "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" option as output format.
Step 3. Encode MXF to Sony Vegas
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start encoding MXF to Sony Vegas. Once finished, hit "Open" button to get the generated files, and then drag it to the Vegas Pro timeline or into the Trimmer window where you can mark you in and out points before you add it to the timeline.
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