Importing Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF videos to Premiere

Encounter issues while working with Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro? If so, you may have interest in this post which offers the best Sony PMW-200 XDCAM to Premiere workflow.


Sony PMW-200 can be used as a handheld camcorder for various types of file-based operation because it employs both industry-standard file formats: the XDCAM MXF file format (UDF formatted cards) and XDCAM EX MP4 file format (FAT formatted cards). While the problem is that it is difficult for Adobe Premier to support Sony PMW-200 XDCAM files. After long time tests, I found a simple Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to Premiere workflow. If you are interested in it, keep reading.

For those who do not want to upgrade or still have issues using PMW-200 MXF footage in PPro CC/CS6, we would recommend transcoding PMW200 MXF footage to a Premiere preferred editing format first with a professional third party program.

Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly introduced. This Mac Sony XDCAM converter can easily convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM 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, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the Brorsoft MXF Converter windows version. Just download it and follow the workflow below to start conversion .

How to Convert Sony PMW-200 MXF videos for Premiere

Step 1. Run the program and click the “Add” button to load original Sony PMW-200 .mxf files to the program. Or you can drag&drop the videos to App directly.

Step 2: Go to “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats in this column are the good choices as well.

Step 3. “Settings” page can allow users to adjust parameters manually before conversion including to video resolution , bitrate, frame rate as you like.

Step 4. Tap “Convert” button to start Sony PMW-200 MXF clips to Premiere conversion.

After a few minutes, the conversion will be finished soon. Now, you can find the encoded files in “Open” panel and import them into Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.5 directly without any trouble.

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