Summary: The Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 won't import P2 MXF files from Panasonic camcorder. The easy workaround is to transcode MXF to Movie Studio friendly format.
What is MXF file?
From wiki.com: 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.
Most MXF media files are from two data-recording camera systems, Sony's XDCAM and Panasonic's DVCPRO P2. These camera footages are mutually incompatible due to opaque subformat options obscured behind the MXF file extension. Without conversion tools, it is impossible to distinguish these unsupported formats. This article will take Panasonic P2 camcorders as example and show you how to edit Panasonic P2 MXF in Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.
Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 Features:
Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 is a powerful 64-bit video editor at a reasonable price. Among consumer-level video-editin applications, it is one of the most capable, offering more features than most of its competitors do. Even with a user-friendly interface, Sony's Movie Studio Platinum offers many features customizable options.
Panasonic P2 MXF and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12:
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So to import the MXF files from Panasonic P2 camera to Movie Studio Platinum 12 for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Movie Studio compatible video formats.
In case that you have shot lots of P2 MXF footages with several audio tracks and find that it is hard to edit them in Movie Studio Platinum 12, it is neccessary to convert these Panasonic P2 multi audio channels MXF to MOV format, a friendly format for Movie Studio Platinum 12 editing. Then how to make it easily and fastly?
Now come and meet this multi-audio track MXF Converter and follow these steps as below.
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Part I: Transcode Panasonic MXF to Multi-track MOV– native editing format for Movie Studio Platinum 12 1. Backup Panasonic camcorder MXF videos from P2 HD card to local HDD with full P2 directory preserved, as both the video and audio are saved separately as .mxf files.
Notes: If your are a P2 MXF camcorder user, you will find from the P2 MXF recording, video audio files are separated in different folders. Also, it's no difficult to find one video will have four audio tracks. For archiving, you need to keep the whole structure of video and audio.
Mix and Convert Panasonic multi audio channels P2 MXF to MOV for Movie Studio Platinum 12
1. Download multi-track MXF Converter, follow the prompts to install the program. Click "Add" to load P2 MXF video files or directly drag the files into file list.
2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For smoothly editing in Vegas, you are recommended to choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track MOV(*.mov), this format is best for Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 editing.
3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.
Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.
4. Click "Convert" to start to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 .
With this multi-track P2 MXF Converter, it becomes easy for you to convert Panasonic MXF video to MOV saving multi audio channels for Movie Studio Platinum 12 smoothly for editing.
For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF videos to any convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter (only $29) is highly recommended.
Part 2: Import converted .mov to Movie Studio Platinum 12 for editing.
Now your Panasonic .MXF footage are converted into Movie Studio Platinum 12 natively supported format. Launch Movie Studio Platinum 12, and follow "Import" > "IMPORT FROM" > "Other devices" > "the folder stored the converted .mpg files" > "Start Import" to get P2 footage into Movie Studio Platinum 12.
Personally I am very pleased with the product. As I have only used the product a few times so far it is difficult to give any constructive comments at this stage but all my conversions were done successfully with stunning image quality – I can hardly tell any quality difference.