Freely Convert MXF video format to After Effects for editing

This article aims to show you how to convert/transcode MXF files to Adobe After Effects with the best MXF to Adobe After Effects Converter. Thus, you can import MXF files to Adobe After Effects for editing freely.

Q: “We’re doing VFX for a client and they gave us a drive of MXF video files to work on. The MXF files open just fine in premiere, but I tried it in After Effects and it says it’s an unrecognized format. How do you work on MXF files in after effects?”

A: In fact, After Effects does support Mxf files, I use Sony cams and that’s all they produce. What version of After Effects are you using? I just did a quick check using AE 2017 and it at least will load and display. However Mxf is a container format, so you need to determine the format of the essence. A quick way to do that is to use Premiere Pro to look at the properties on that clip. Alternatively use G-Spot or similar to have a look. Depending on what you find you may need to transcode to a format that is does support.

The most friendly format for After Effects support is MPEG-2. Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac can help you do the conversion work. It can help you transcode any MXF file to Adobe After Effects supported format at super fast speed effectively. What’s more, it offers other codecs for NLEs like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid .etc. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode MXF for Adobe After Effects editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get MXF Converter.

How to Edit MXF videos in After Effects

One: Click “Add” button to transfer MXF videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag&drop the videos directly to the software window list.

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

Tip: Click the “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Three: Tap the Convert button to start transcoding MXF files to MPEG-2 for After Effects.

Once the process completes, you can find the generated videos via “Open” button, then you can transfer the encoded MXF files to AE without issue.

Read More:

How to Play MXF videos in VLC
How to Edit Canon MXF videos on Windows and Mac
How to Import MXF files to Premiere

One thought on “Freely Convert MXF video format to After Effects for editing

  1. john

    I have a lot of Canon MXF videos need to be edited in After effects. Video conversion saves my time.


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