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Convert/Transcode Sony XDCAM MXF into MWV for Movie Maker on Windows 8.1/8/7

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Sony XDCAM series camcorders are of professional camcorders and capture videos in super high quality. But when dealing with the MXF videos shot with Sony XDCAM, questions came. The MXF videos could not successfully import into Movie Maker and other editing software which makes users troublesome. Is there a way to import Sony XDCAM MXF into Windows Movie Maker on PC?

The answer is yes. The only thing you need is a MXF converter which converts MXF into a format that supported by Windows Movie Maker, and UFUSoft MXF Converter is a good choice to do this because it offers H.264 MOV format for Movie Maker. Now let’s see how to convert Sony XDCAM MXF into H.264 MOV for Windows Movie Maker.

Step1: Free download UFUSoft MXF Converter, install and run it.

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After you run it, click “Add Video” to import source MXF videos. You can load directly from your Sony XDCAM camcorder or from you hard drive. After loading, you can view the MXF files.

Step 2: Choose the output format and get set.
Click on “format” and you will see a list, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”, then “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.

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To get better video and audio quality, you can define the output settings in the “Settings” window. There are multiple profiles for you to set like Video Encoder, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate, Resolution, and Audio Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, Audio Bitrate. And you can check the box “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your videos.

Step 3: Start converting MXF to H.264 MOV for Windows Movie Maker.

Choose output route for the videos and click “start conversion”. Wait a moment, and you will get videos in H.264 MOV. The process of converting Sony XDCAM MXF into H.264 MOV for Windows Movie Maker is quite simple and easy to operate. Try by yourself.

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How to Convert Sony XDCAM MXF into H.264 MOV for Sony Vegas Pro?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Sony XDCAM series camcorders are of professional camcorders and capture videos in super high quality. But when dealing with the MXF videos shot with Sony XDCAM, questions came. The MXF videos could not successfully import into Sony Vegas and other editing software which makes users troublesome. Is there a way to import Sony XDCAM MXF into Sony Vegas Pro on PC?

The answer is yes. The only thing you need is a MXF converter which converts MXF into a format that supported by Sony Vegas Pro, and UFUSoft MXF Converter is a good choice to do this because it offers H.264 MOV format for Sony Vegas. Now let’s see how to convert Sony XDCAM MXF into H.264 MOV for Sony Vegas Pro.

Step1: Free download UFUSoft MXF Converter, install and run it.

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After you run it, click “Add Video” to import source MXF videos. You can load directly from your Sony XDCAM camcorder or from you hard drive. After loading, you can view the MXF files.

Step 2: Choose the output format and get set.
Click on “format” and you will see a list, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”, then “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.

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To get better video and audio quality, you can define the output settings in the “Settings” window. There are multiple profiles for you to set like Video Encoder, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate, Resolution, and Audio Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, Audio Bitrate. And you can check the box “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your videos.

Step 3: Start converting MXF to H.264 MOV for Sony Vegas Pro.

Choose output route for the videos and click “start conversion”. Wait a moment, and you will get videos in H.264 MOV. The process of converting Sony XDCAM MXF into H.264 MOV for Sony Vegas Pro is quite simple and easy to operate. Try by yourself.

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[Sony PMW-500 MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X]-Mac Convert Sony MXF to ProRes 422 MOV

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The PMW-500 is Sony’s first XDCAM HD422 camcorder with solid state recording and features three 2/3”-type 2.2-megapixel full-HD progressive CCDs. Additionally, it records and plays back high-definition video with 1920×1080 and 1280×720 resolutions up to 50Mbps using MPEG-2 4:2:2P HL compression technology. After shooting some footage on the Sony PMW 500, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7 or FCP X does not recognize the .mxf videos.To make it easier for editing Sony PMW 500 MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Sony PMW 500 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Sony PMW 500 MXF .mxf videos to FCP 6/7/X, but also make iteasy for merge videos.

transcode Sony PMW-500 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and transcode Sony PMW-500 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6 /Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.

Step 1. Download and Load Sony PMW 500 MXF footage to UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac.

Run Sony MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the 2012 best Sony MXF footage to MOV converter on Mac OS X like 10.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Sony PMW-500 camcorder.

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Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering.

Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy). Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.)

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Step 3. Merge Sony PMW-500 MXF files and Choose video size as original. (Optional)

Select all the files in the filelist, then click the Merge the Files, and the Mac Sony PMW 500 1920×1080 MXF converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080, 1080*720 from the video size drop-down box.

Step 4. Convert Sony PMW 500 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut without rendering.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Sony PMW 500 MXF videos to Apple ProRes MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Studio.

After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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How to Transcode MXF to Correct Format for Different Editors without Any Problem?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

MXF format, Material Exchange Format, is a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. I got these words from wikipedia. Actually, the explanation is too difficult for most video fans to understand as limited people are clear about “container” or “codec“. But in my opinion, it’s not necessary to make clear what MXF is, you can just remember that MXF is the best video format for professional users and it’s widely used by movie-makers, program editors and so on.

Being different from other video formats, MXF files usually can’t be broadcasted directly until edited by video edit software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, iDVD and so on. Such editors help to adjust colors, add effects, edit subtitles and deal with audio meanwhile to get better effects. They are really powerful, except the only common problem is none of them could handle MXF videos directly. And that’s why most movie-makers need the third-party software to convert MXF to correct formats for various video editors. Such third-party software works as the bridge between the original videos and the editors. It could transcode the video format from one to another. For example, if you are using iMovie, Apple InterMediate Codec is your first choice, and if your editor is FCP X, Apple ProRes 422 works best.

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Tips:
Different editors have different formats limited. Editors running on Mac usually choose MOV, MP4, AIC or ProRes as their favorite.

Most video converters could achieve the “conversion process” easily. Even some free ones also have this function. The largest difference is quality of output videos. As I have mentioned before, MXF is the most difficult format to handle, lots of converters couldn’t read it freely, especial when converting, lots of problems will come out.

“I recently purchased a Video Converter, in order to convert files from my video camera for use in Final Cut Express.? They were being converted from an .MXF file.? I tried the Final Cut Express option as well as several others all with the same result.? The video converts fine, but the audio does not.? It sounds extremely sped up and is completely indiscernible.? Am I doing something wrong?” This e-mail is from my sister. I share her words with everyone as I do believe this problem is the most common one when transcoding MXF files.

So, why this problem comes, and how to solve it?

There are two parts in a movie: audio and video. No matter which part is broken or destroyed, you can’t get a whole movie. When importing, some video converters can’t read the two parts correctly, and that’s why they refuse importing of such MXF files. Some can read parts of the files, which cause video and audio being out of sync. Maybe this picture can show you the structure.

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This picture shows you the MXF folder structure clearly. When using a video converter, it seems that we only need to import a single video without any folders. But the truth is video converter will analyse the information contained meanwhile. So it’s necessary to make sure the Video folder and Audio folder are copied to the same place. If not, most video converters will fail in reading the files. Or sometimes audio and video are out of sync, just like the problem my sister met.

UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is technical software for MXF files. It’s mainly designed for this professional video format. Easy-to-use and powerful functions made it your best video assistant. Just like the pictures showing, choose correct formats for your editors and export, you can get a new video with correct format, and also in high quality.

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Transcode/Convert Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI for Windows Movie Maker

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Sony XDCAM series camcorders like Sony PMW-EX1, PDZ-VX10, Sony PMW-350K, Sony PMW-320K, Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PMW-EX1, Sony PMW-F3L, Sony PMW-F3K, Sony PMW-100, Sony PDW 700, Sony PDW-F800, etc are high-end professional camcorders which can capture stunning-quality HD images; they can offer very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps at MXF format.

Only a few limited formats are supported by MS Movie Maker, e.g. AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, MP2, MPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA. You need convert Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI for importing videos to Windows Movie Maker. UFUSoft MXF Video Converter is the recommended Sony MXF to AVI converter for Movie Maker, which makes it easy to edit Sony MXF videos in MS Movie Maker.

Follow the steps below, and you will find the quickest solution to convert Sony XDCAM EX MXF video files to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) supported formats.

Step 1. Load Sony XDCAM EX MXF videos to UFUSoft MXF Converter.
Transfer the .mts files from Sony MXF camcorder to Windows computer hard drive via USB cable, run MXF Converter as the Sony MXF to AVI converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos.

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Step 2. Choose AVI output format.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Common Video > AVI Video(*.avi) as output format. The MXF to AVI Converter will transcode Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI with original resolution 1920×1080. This process also works for Windows 8 Movie Maker, a.k.a. Windows Live Movie Maker.

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As Windows Movie Maker also supports .wmv, .asf, .mpg files, you can choose WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv), WMV2 (WMV8)(*.wmv) or ASF (VC-1)(*.asf) from the Common Video group with original video resolution. To get .mpg for Windows Movie Maker with 1080, you may choose HD Video > MPEG-2 HD Video(*mpg) for 1920*1080 video.

Step 3. Edit loaded Sony XDCAM EX MXF files.(Optional)
Click “Edit” button to enter the edit functions. With the editing functions, you can edit your video by “Effect” “Trim” “Crop” and “Watermark”. The “Effect” function can set the video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Volume and Deinterlacing. The “Trim” function can set the video length. The “Crop” function can set the video playing region. The “Watermark” function can add text and pictures to video.

Step 4. Convert Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI will start immediately. After the conversion, you may import the output HD videos to Window Movie Maker and mix the slides, pictures to create your home movies.

Tips: The main reason for no video on the output file may lie on that you choose Divx or Xvid for AVI. You may need related codec pack for Windows Movie Maker to work with them. The MSMPEG-4 codec shall work on every Windows PC. The alternative solution is to choose .wmv output.

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About MXF

MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. MXF file format is not compatible with many programs. So you may have problem to play, edit or use these MXF format came from Panasonic HVX200/HPX300, Canon XF100/XF100/XF300/XF305/C300/C500, Sony EX camera, and all you need is an great tool named UFUSoft MXF Converter and UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.