This article freely helps you import and edit MXF videos in Premiere Elements 15/14/13/12/11. Keep reading.
“Sony PXW-X70 camera set to XAVC and files have .MXF extension. I got some error messages while importing MXF videos into Premiere Elements 15. Some suggestions were to purchase software to convert files to MPEG or MOV. Do I need to?”
Compared with other professional editing software, Adobe Premiere Elements is more simple and easy to use. It is a very suitable software for family. Users can quickly learn how to use it any easy to achieve the desired effect. Premiere Elements supports many formats, such as MP4, AVI, DV, MOV, M2TS, MPEG-2, H.264, SWF, VOB, MOD, AC3, MPE, MPG, MPD… Although it is updated to Premiere Elements 15 version, it still can not natively support MXF format.
So if you want to use MXF footage in Premiere Elements 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 smoothly, you need to encode MXF to Premiere Elements editable file type with a third party program. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice to get the work done.
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MXF to Premiere Elements Converter under Mac OS X(Yosemite and Mavericks included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode MXF to edit in Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more NLEs without problems. If you are running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version – MXF Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
How to Convert MXF for Premiere Elements 15 editing
1: Download and run the MXF converting program on your Mac. Click “Add” button to load the source MXF files. Or you can drag & drop the MXF files to the software’s window list.
2: Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV as output format for Premiere Elements.
3: Tap Convert button to start transcoding MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements 15/14/13/12/11 on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MPG videos which can be imported to Premiere Elements 15/14/13/12/11 directly.
1. While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder (like a P2 Card). If you only have some loose .MXF clips, you files will have image only without audio.
2. This versatile MXF to Premiere Elements Converter can also export optimal formats for Avid MC, FCP, iMovie, etc editing programs. If you want to edit MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.
3. Before conversion, you can go to “Settings” page to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.