Best Way of Editing Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files in Pinnacle Studio

To make Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files editable in Pinnacle Studio, you need to transcode the XDCAM MXF files to Pinnacle friendly format. Follow this article to get the simple tutorial.

Sony XDCAM HD422 products uses MPEG HD422 as output format (known as MXF format) which doubles the chroma horizontal resolution compared to the previous generations of high-definition video XDCAM formats. Users may encounter troubles while importing Sony XDCAM HD422 to Pinnalce or other NLEs for further editing. In this article, we will discuss how to edit Sony XDCAM HD422 .mxf files in Pinnacle without any trouble.

Since Sony XDCAM HD (MXF) files are not ideal for editing in Pinnacle Studio. You’d better consider getting some uncompressed codec that Pinnacle might handle. What I used is Brorsoft MXF Converter, which can help you to transfer Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF to Pinnacle Studio favorable AVI video. This program supports professional encoders like DNxHD, MPEG-2 and more- ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc respectively. If you are a Mac user, please try Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac. Just download and follow the guide below to start Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF to Pinnacle conversion.

Guide:How to Convert Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF to Pinnacle

[1]: Install and launch the Sony XDCAM HD Converter, and then click “Add” button to import your XDCAM HD422 MXF files to the software.

[2]: Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Here we choose “HD Video” -> “AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as output, which seems to be the best one due to the great video quality but small size. Of course, MPG, WMV are also the proper formats for Pinnacle.

Tip: Before conversion, you are allowed to adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

[3]: When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start encoding Sony XDCAM HD422 MXF files to AVI for work natively in Pinnacle Studio.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can transfer your videos to Pinnacle Studio for further editing without any problem.

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