How to Get Premiere Pro working with .MXF files without problems?

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Summary: The article focuses on assisting you to convert MXF to Premiere Pro file on Mac so that you can import MXF files to Premiere effortlessly.

It’s really a big boost that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS6 offers much better native MXF support than its predecessor. However, different source files work differently in Premiere Pro. Many MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro issues still exist there and troubled the users:

Q1: “Hi, I just got a Sony PMW-350K and I am learning how to edit files and make movies using Adobe Premiere CS6. I see some tutorials that recommend converting the .mxf files to Mpeg-2. What apps should I get?”

Q2: “One of our client has provided us around 50 .MXF files from his videographer and we are new to MXF format files. We tried opening it on our VLC player, but the files dont play. When we import it to Premiere Pro, I get a message that reads “Codec not supported”, why?”

Q3: “I have a Canon XF100 HD camera that outputs MXF files. I have CS5 Premiere Pro (on a PC) that does not import those MXF files. What should i do to make it readable in CS5? “

To achieve your goal to edit MXF clips with Premiere Pro without problems, below is simple tutorial to make it smoother to get those .MXF files to Premiere Pro for post-production. So here is what you need to know specifically:

1. What is the best format for editing video in Premiere Pro?

We have made some searches ,and found that the Adobe Premiere Pro can edit the file formats of .mpeg2, .mov, etc. So, converting MXF file to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro editing is a best choice.

2. Since MXF does not import into PP, what program should you have?

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional application UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode MXF for Adobe Premiere Pro editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get UFUSoft MXF Converter.

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Converting MXF files to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Import MXF videos to the software

Once run the UFUSoft Mac MXF to Premiere Pro Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load MXF source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.


Step 2. Choose a best output format

Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MXF videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.


Tips – Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MXF Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MXF files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

Click the “Convert” button to start transcoding MXF to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import to import converted MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

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