Material eXchange Format, which is known as MXF, is a container format and can hold almost all kind of video and audio codecs. If you get a error message, saying that the importer reported a generic error while you import MXF footages to Adobe Premiere Elements, the great editing software which is supposed to support the MXF files, the problem should lie in that your MXF files are not the ones that can be recognized by Premiere Elements. As reported, almost all the camera generated MXF files are editable in the latest Adobe Premiere Elements 11. The way you get the MXF recordings makes them different from the originals, like the one quoted here:
“I recently purchased an MXF converter program for windows. I have a Panasonic AG-HPX600 camera and want to convert the .mxf files for editing in Adobe Premiere Elements for Windows. However, the conversion only provides a single audio channel, even though I recorded two channels on the camera. Is there a way to get both audio channels to play together in the converted format with your program?”"
If you accidentally meet with the “mxf editing with adobe premiere elements” problem, the best solution is to convert MXF to MPEG-2, the format which is proved to be the most compatible one with all the Adobe products, including Adobe Premiere Elements. The most important part is how to find out the best MXF Converter among so many options on Google and Bing.
Here recommend the most professional MXF Converter for Adobe Premiere Elements, applying which you can get your MXF converted with lossless video quality at about 5X faster speed than other converters, thanks to its support for the NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP(ATI Stream) acceleration technologies. Besides, the UFUSoft MXF Converter is also designed with some useful functions, including joining imported clips together for easy importing, trimming section of your file, adding text/image/video watermarks to your original files, deinterlacing 1080i files, replacing audio tracks, etc. Thus, it is highly recommended on many forums.
Guide: How to transcode MXF footages to MEPG-2 for importing to Adobe Premiere Elements on Windows
Step 1: Free download the UFUSoft MXF to Premiere Elements Converter for Windows and install it on your PC. Run it and import your MXF files into the UFUSoft MXF Converter.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format and then set the output destination as you want. If you want to keep 60fps as frame rate after conversion, please choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as output.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings to get MXF files converted with original quality. Our recommedation of the settings is shown on the screen shot.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF footages for importing to Adobe Premiere Elements with original quality.
After the MXF to MPEG-2 conversion, you can import and edit your recordings in Adobe Premiere Elements without any incompatibility problem. Besides the capability of making MXF work with Adobe Premiere Elements, including Premiere Elements 3/4/7/8/9/10/11, the versatile MXF Converter can also convert MXF files for importing to Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Magix Movie Edit Pro, etc. If you want to know more about the converter and conversion, please link to UFUSoft’s MXF Converter Page.