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MXF to Avid MC-Edit Sony PMW-100 MXF media in Avid MC

Postby jacknjchn » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:08 am

Summary: Facing issues when importing and editing Sony PMW-100 HD422 MXF media files in Avid Media Composer? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here.

Question: "I've been given some MXF files that were made by a Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camera. How do i import those files to Avid Media Composer? I read a bit and I concluded to Calibrated. Is there another way, maybe a freeware utility?"

From above words of one Sony PMW-100 XDCAM users we find that the user has the confusion how to import Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Avid MC. We also searched the solution, we find out one solution is to download and install the PMW-100 XDCAM Transfer application, but some users would still meet the trouble due to its complex procedures. Here we'd like to introduce an easier solution for you - transcoding Sony PMW-100 XDCAM MXF to DNxHD mov, which is natively supported for Avid.

First of all, free download the App - Brorsoft Sony XDCAM MXF Converter Mac

Overall, the program is one of the best Avid MXF Converter for you to transcode MXF files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (Mountain Lion included). The program is capable of converting Sony XDCAM as well as Canon XF and Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version - MXF Converter. Below is the workflow of Sony XDCAM MXF to DNxHD MOV conversion for Avid MC.

Guide: How to transcode Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X Lion

Step 1: Add MXF video files.

Download and run the Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. Connect Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button "File" to add Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your Sony XDCAM HD MXF files.

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Step 2: Select an output format for Avid and set the output folder

Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid native editing.

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Tip:
lick "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

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Step 3: Start the MXF to DNxHD MOV conversion

Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated DNxHD mov files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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Source:Transcode Sony PMW-100 XDCAM MXF to DNxHD for Avid editing
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Re: MXF to Avid MC-Edit Sony PMW-100 MXF media in Avid MC

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:25 am

Summary: You can get the best solution to importing and editing Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 smoothly.

High-quality XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder

The PMW-100 supports full-HD video at 1080i, 1080p and 720p up to 50 Mbps MXF recording and playback based on the MPEG HD422 codec using the standard MPEG HD422 Long GOP compression technology. It is also switchable to MPEG HD420 35/25Mbps or DVCAM 25Mbps. The PMW-100 can also record high quality 24-bit four-channel audio at an uncompressed 48kHz.The Slow & Quick Motion function enables users to create artistic fast and slow-motion footage from 1fps to 60fps in 720p mode and from 1fps to 30fps in 1080p mode.

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Sony PMW-100 50Mbps MXF format brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting, but most users usually occurred some error messages during the editing process as the MXF still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. So if you are using Adobe Premiere Pro for editing just like me, the best workaround for us is to convert Sony PMW-100 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 MPEG-2, which is the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS6, and it will make the editing work much smooth and easier.

Preparation for PMW-100 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 conversion:
You can use the best Sony MXF Converter for Mac, which was a great Sony PMW 100 MXF Converter for Mac users. It can not only convert Sony PMW 100 MXF videos to Premiere Pro without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips.

Guide: Ingest/Transfer MXF video files from Sony PMW-100 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Editing Mac:

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Step 1: Install and run the best Sony MXF footage to MPEG-2 converter. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Sony PMW-100 camcorder. Join MXF clips via checking the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg), WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv) or MOV(AVC)(.mov) as output format for editing Sony MXF video in Premiere Pro CS6 easily.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon to do some audio, video parameter settings like video bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc. For your original 1080p files, we recommend you to set the video size as 1920*1080p and set the video frame rate as 29.97 or 25fps(according to the original video frame rate) to make lossless MXF conversion.

Step 4: Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF converter will start the conversion from PMW-100 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 immediately.

After conversion, please click "Open" to find the exported video. Then, you can copy the converted file to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for playback and editing without any obstacle.

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Source:Transcode Sony PMW-100 XDCAM MXF to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro
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Re: MXF to Avid MC-Edit Sony PMW-100 MXF media in Avid MC

Postby jacknjchn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:59 am

Summary: You can get the best solution to importing and editing Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 smoothly.

High-quality XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder


The PMW-100 supports full-HD video at 1080i, 1080p and 720p up to 50 Mbps MXF recording and playback based on the MPEG HD422 codec using the standard MPEG HD422 Long GOP compression technology. It is also switchable to MPEG HD420 35/25Mbps or DVCAM 25Mbps. The PMW-100 can also record high quality 24-bit four-channel audio at an uncompressed 48kHz.The Slow & Quick Motion function enables users to create artistic fast and slow-motion footage from 1fps to 60fps in 720p mode and from 1fps to 30fps in 1080p mode.

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Sony PMW-100 50Mbps MXF format brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting, but most users usually occurred some error messages during the editing process as the MXF still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. So if you are using Adobe Premiere Pro for editing just like me, the best workaround for us is to convert Sony PMW-100 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 MPEG-2, which is the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS6, and it will make the editing work much smooth and easier.

Preparation for PMW-100 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 conversion:
You can use the best Sony MXF Converter for Mac, which was a great Sony PMW 100 MXF Converter for Mac users. It can not only convert Sony PMW 100 MXF videos to Premiere Pro without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips.

Guide: Ingest/Transfer MXF video files from Sony PMW-100 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Editing Mac:

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Step 1: Install and run the best Sony MXF footage to MPEG-2 converter. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Sony PMW-100 camcorder. Join MXF clips via checking the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg), WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv) or MOV(AVC)(.mov) as output format for editing Sony MXF video in Premiere Pro CS6 easily.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon to do some audio, video parameter settings like video bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc. For your original 1080p files, we recommend you to set the video size as 1920*1080p and set the video frame rate as 29.97 or 25fps(according to the original video frame rate) to make lossless MXF conversion.

Step 4: Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF converter will start the conversion from PMW-100 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 immediately.

After conversion, please click "Open" to find the exported video. Then, you can copy the converted file to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for playback and editing without any obstacle.

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Source:Edit Sony PMW-100 50Mbps MXF in Premiere Pro CS6
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