Thursday, October 6, 2016

Working Natively with Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

If Adobe Premiere Pro freezes, closes, or returns an error when you try to import or play Sony XDCAM PDW-700 MXF video, error messages include "Unsupported audio rate in file" or "This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed." No worries, read here to get the best solution.

PDW-700 camcorder is a popular member of Sony's XDCAM family, equipped with three 2/3-inch type CCDs – a newly developed "Power HAD FX" progressive CCD with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels. It also offers very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps using the MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression, and provides multi-format recording flexibility including 1080i, 720P and SD, with HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P.

However, Sony PDW700 XDCAM camcorders' video format is MXF, using this MXF footage on Mac is a big problem. If you try to import PDW-700 HD MXF footages to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for further editing, you may meet some incompatible issues. Thus, if you want to import and edit Sony XDCAM PDW-700 MXF in Premiere Pro in a flawless way, you need to convert MXF to MPEG-2 first with a professional video conversion app.

For converting Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC Intra MXF video into editing friendly format, the best recommendation is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac .


This is a very good product. It can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Camtasia Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more.I like it a lot because it is the only software that I have tried can easily edit my MXF footages.


Have not found yet.


I converted some movies and they look great.
Perfect software.

For Windows users, please get MXF Converter.

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Tutorial on converting Sony PDW-700 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro in simple steps
Step 1. Add MXF to converter Download, install the Mac MXF Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import .mxf files which you want to convert into this program.

Step 2. Choose output format Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.

Step 3. Video Settings Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Step 4. Start conversion Simply click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony PDW-700 MXF video to Premiere Pro friendly video formats.

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Premiere Pro for editing via its “Import” option.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MXF Video Converter for Mac program not only can change Sony MXF to Premiere Pro editable format, but also supports converting Sony MXF to iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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