Met some issues while importing Sony F65 4K MXF videos to Premiere for editing? Here this article will teach you how to smoothly edit Sony F65 4K MXF videos in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.
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The newest member of the CineAlta family-Sony F65 captures MXF images in 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution and features a speedy 20.4 megapixel, Super 35mm CMOS sensor, capable of reaching up to 72fps at 4K resolution and 120fps on 2K. Nowadays, 4K becomes much popular which would give better and wider viewing of a frame, with much more crisp result. However, it is much complex for newbies taking on a 4K MXF video to Premiere workflow for the first time. Here are some essential things that you need to know.
Although Sony provides a plug-in to support support for Sony RAW MXF files (F65, PMW-F55/F5 and NEX-FS700) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 products, allowing viewing and editing capabilities, users still encounter problems while editing Sony F65 4K MXF videos in Premiere:
"I used Sony plug-in to load my Sony F65 4K MXF videos into Premiere CC, but why Premiere CC crashed at the very beginning? I even had no chance to preview my videos. Pls help, I need to edit Sony F65 MXF clips in Premiere. Thank you in advance.
In fact, MXF is a kind of container file format encoded by various compression and encoding schemes. Premiere Pro can import these container files, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed. In short, it is difficult for Premiere (CC/CS6/CS5) to handle MXF videos natively. The simple workaround here to make Sony F65 4K MXF files editable in Premiere is to transcode MXF format to MPEG-2-a friendly video format for Premiere.
To achieve the goal, here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which can help you perfectly encode Sony F65 4K MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere. Besides Premiere output column, it also offers other professional codecs for NLEs such as Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid .etc. If you are a PC user and eager to edit 4K MXF videos in Premiere, pls turn to Brorsoft Video Converter windows version. Now, download the software you need and follow below guide to start conversion.
How to Convert Sony F65 4K MXF videos to MPEG-2 for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5
Step 1: Install and launch the Video Converter to your Mac, and then load source MXF clips to the software. You can import MXF clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.
Step 2: This powerful Converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. For encoding MXF to Premiere, please click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MPEG-2(*.mpg)". WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for 4K MXF source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.
Step 3: Tap Convert button to start transcoding Sony F65 4K MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac OS X(Yosemite included).
Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MPG videos which can be imported to Premiere directly. Enjoy your editing journey!
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