XAVC is an open recoding format that was introduced by Sony. It allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. And the Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format. But many users find they can’t do anything when importing XAVC MXF files into Premiere Pro CC 2014.
Q1: I can not get Premiere Pro CC 2014 to recognize the XAVC MXF files from our F55. I get the “generic error” message all the time. Hopefully I’m just a fool – please anyone, is there a way to get it to work?
Q2: I have tried importing XAVC files (in an mxf container as written on the sxs card) from a sony F5 camera, into premiere pro cc 2014. the files are imported as mxc files and do not run smoothly when viewing them. Used some tools to help me. But I found when I load my XAVC (.MXF) into some converter, the program suddenly crashes, after tried again, the image in the video is missed. Why?
Till now, XAVC MXF is still a new codec and not the preferred format by Non-Linear Editing system(NLE) like Premiere Pro CC 2014. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode XAVC MXF footage to a more editing-friendly format with PPro CC. To edit XAVC MXF files in Adobe, MPEG-2 format is recommended.
If so, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate must be the best solution to you, this brand new Ultimate Converter is upgraded to support importing XAVC (MXF) in multiple streams flawlessly. With this FFmpeg Alternative, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode MXF intra footage in XAVC codec to MPEG-2 for smoothly importing and editing in Premiere Pro CC 2014/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. Plus, it also makes XAVC MXF files editable in other non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Magix Movie Edit and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
How to Losslessly Convert XAVC MXF to Premiere Pro CC 2014
1. Download, install and run the XAVC MXF to Premiere Converter (For Mac users, please get iMedia Converter for Mac); click “Add Videos” icon to load your source XAVC videos.
2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing XAVC MXF in Premiere Pro CC 2014, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
3. Set proper video/ audio parameters. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting MXF in XAVC codec to Premiere Pro compatible format immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 perfectly.
Except for this outstanding new feature, other features are added into this updated Video Converter Ultimate: H.264 baseline/main/high profile, H.265/HEVC decode/encode. Better video quality can be enjoyed by using those new features.
Tips: For those guys who have already got the product, we can update it to the latest version for free. Open the main interface and click the “Help” >> “Update”…according to the instructions, you can finish the job well.