Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 Help- Avid Media Composer

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Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 Help- Avid Media Composer

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:56 am

Summary: Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 video to Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included).

The Sony PMW-EX3 is a flash-memory based high definition camcorder capable of a variety of frame rates and resolutions using Sony's new XDCAM-EX intraframe codec. When you got some footage after shooting with the PWM-EX3, you may have the need to import Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 recordings to Avid Media Composer for editing. However, it’s a pity Avid MC can’t split BPAV .MP4 files from Sony PMW-EX3 for editing directly. Any easy fix?

The answer is yes. Avid Media Composer best supported video format is DNXHD codec MOV format, but not the MP4. Therefore, you have to use a transfer tool to import Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 to Avid Media Composer for editing. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is one of the best Mac MP4 to Avid DNxHD Converter tool for you. This program comes with an optimized format preset for Avid editing software, which enables you to transcode Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 to DNxHD .mov for using in Avid Media Composer directly. If you are running on Windows PC, please get the Windows version Video Converter for Sony MP4 video.

Solution: Import Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 to Avid MC on Mac for easier editing


Step 1. Install and run the top PMW-EX3 Mac transfer. Then, import Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 footages to the converter.

Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box to join several EX3 clips together.

Step 2. Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

Step 3. Click "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.


Step 4. Hit "Convert" button to start converting PMW-EX3 MP4 to Avid DNxHD immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

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Source:Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 Help- Avid Media Composer

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Re: Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 Help- Avid Media Composer

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:06 am

The Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ?-inch type Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images HD resolutions. It is a pity that it recorded video file is MXF format. As we know MXF is not good editing format. So you will meet some troubles when you import PMW-EX3 MXF footages to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

I recently shot a short film on a Sony EX3. The camera guy provided me with MXF files, and I have a client in another city. They want to view the Sony EX-3 files, and maybe even do simple straight cut editing. But I find the Windows Movie Maker is not available. Any idea?


You may meet the similar trouble as the above Sony EX3 users encountered who wanna edit Sony EX3 MXF in Windows Movie Maker. Some users would apply the ClipBrowser to import and edit the original files; however, if you haven’t got the MXF plugin on your old PC or have get the rewrapped MXF clips, you will get depressed due to the incompatibility of Windows Movie Maker and MXF files.

Well, here we’d like to give you the easy solution to the problem. First, you can get the best MXF to WMV Converter to help you to convert Sony EX3 MXF files to Windows Movie Maker friendly format WMV without quality loss. Plus, this MXF to WMV Converter can also help you to convert MXF videos from Sony PMW-350K, PMW-F3L, PMW-F3K, PMW-100, etc to Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, etc.

Guide: Convert Sony EX3 MXF files to Windows Movie Maker with best video quality

Step 1: After the installation of the MXF Convert for Windows Movie Maker, you can launch it and import your MXF files to it.
Tip: To join multiple MXF files into one file for easier editing in Windows Movie Maker, please tick the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Adobe Premiere/Sony Veges >“WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) as the output format which is the best format for Windows Movie Maker.
Tip: You can click the Setting icon to do some audio/video settings as you need. You can set the video size as 1920*1080 or just keep the original and set frame rate as 30fps to get a perfect output video.

Step 3: Click the Convert button; the Sony MXF to Windows Movie Maker conversion will start immediately.


When the conversion complete, you can get the .wmv videos from the output folder. Then it’s available for you to import Sony EX3 MXF files in Windows Movie Maker for further editing without any trouble.

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Source:Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 Help- Avid Media Composer

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