Summary: If you wanna import and edit Sony PMW-500 MXF footages in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 without any issue, you can follow this article to convert Sony XDCAM MXF from PMW-500 to Premiere natively supported format.
As you know, PMW-500 is Sony’s first professional XDCAM HD422 Camcorder recording on memory cards. It supports HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Even though Adobe announces Premiere Pro especially the CS6 software provides native support for Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD (including XDCAM HD 50) cameras and content with no transcoding required, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options. While, something frustrating to the Adobe users is that when importing the XDCAM HD422 MXF files from Sony PMW-500 to Adobe Premier Pro, some error messages like missing codec, looped audio, etc occurred from time to time.
Q: “Why can’t I import my Sony XDCAM PMW-500 50Mbps MXF video to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to edit Sony PMW-500 MXF within Premiere Pro? The video file extension of my Sony PMW 500 50Mbps video is .mxf. Shouldn’t that be compatible with Premiere?”
To help all the Sony XDCAM PMW-500 owners to get rid of this trouble, I will show you the easiest and quickest way to convert Sony PMW-500 MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Overall, this Mac Sony XDCAM MXF converter can easily convert Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX MXF files without quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the MXF Converter. Just download it and follow the workflow using Premiere Pro CS6 with Sony XDCAM content.
Transcode Sony XDCAM PMW-500 50Mbps MXF files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac
Step 1. Add Source Videos
Launch the professional Sony MXF Converter Mac, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.
Step 2. Choose Output format
Go to “Format” menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3. Start PMW-500 to Premier Pro CS6 Mac conversion
When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping Sony PMW-500 files to MPEG-2 for Premier Pro CS6 on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files. Then it would be easy for you to import Sony PMW-500 MXF footage into Premiere Pro CS6 as well as CS4/CS5/CC7 for smooth editing.
You can get more MXF/P2 MXF importing and editing solutions both on Mac and Windows from Brorsoft MXF Colum.
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