Summary: This article we slove the problem for you: how to import Sony PMW-150 MXF files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 for editing without any trouble.
Sony PMW-150 is a compact camcorder with three 1/3-inch-type Full-HD sensors. High-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps recording capability in MXF format- widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses-helps boost user creativity in many different applications, including news gathering and documentary production.
One of my clients is a professional yachting photographer, and he is slowing switching from FCP to Adobe on our Apple editing systems and that has created some problems. He tried and viewed the MXF footage from Sony's PMW 150 1080/50i MXF videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, but CS5 does like to work with MXF videos. Then any ideas of how to get it working?
As the Sony PMW-150 XDCAM Camcorder records MPEG HD422 codec MXF format, it's not well for editing in Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac, you will encounter importing/video/audio problems when you want to load Sony PMW-150 XDCAM MXF in Premiere Pro on Mac, the best way is to transcode XDCAM MXF to AVC encoded mov files for that's the most compatible format for Premiere. Come and meet this Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, which is capable of converting Sony MXF footage to various video formats on mac.
How to convert Sony PMW-150 XDCAM HD422 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac
Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-150 XDCAM to mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to mac. Get this Sony MXF to Adobe Converter installed, click top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly.
Step 2. Choose best format for editing in Adobe CS5.
Click the drop-down list besides Format, choose Adobe Premiere>MOV(AVC)(*.mov) as the most compatible format as well as best video quality for PPro.
You can also choose Apple Prores 422 as the best codec for editing.
And if you want to convert Sony XDCAM to Multi-track Prores, try Pavtube iMixMXF.
Step 3. Adjust output video settings including video size, codec, bitrate, frame rate by clicking Settings, all according to your needs. (Optional)
Step 4. Click the big red circle to start conversion. Wait for a while, you can get the fresh hot converted video which is compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4.
1. Click here to learn: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac.
2. Refer to here to learn how to work with different model of Sony cameras.
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