Sunday, January 25, 2015

Editing Sony PMW-300 50Mbps MXF and XAVC videos with Avid MC under Mac OS X(Yosemite)

When you want to import Sony PMW-300 MXF files to Avid MC or import XAVC to Avid Media Composer for editing, you’ll find the video files turn grey and can’t be added. What to do? How to solve the problem? Here you’ll find an easy solution.

Sony’s PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder is the first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the benefits of 1/2-inch type Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mbps HD recording at MPEG HD422, meeting broadcast standards around the world. The high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast moving objects, while its chroma subsampling feature is perfect for a wide range of video recording situations. Also , the camcorder is upgradable to support Sony’s XAVC codec on 2014.

The XDCAM HD422 video footage is wrapped in an MXF container, which is can not natively imported by many professional video editing application including the Avid Media Composer. And the XAVC video included in PMW-300 is not compatible with NELs just like from Sony F5/F55. So, it will be a bit hard when importing Sony PMW-300 video footage with Avid MC.

While, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF/XAVC Converter on Mac OS X, which can not only convert Sony PMW-300 MXF/XAVC files to DNxHD codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF/XAVC Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Canon C300 XF100, XF105, XF305, Pansonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Mavericks and Yosemite included). Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Sony PMW-300 MXF/XAVC files for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac

Step 1: Import video files from your Sony PMW-300 to the MXF/XAVC to Avid MC Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Sony PMW-300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "Add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.

Step 2: Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.

Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony PMW-300 mxf, xavc files to Avid DHxHD .mov for Media Composer under Mac OS X.

Tip:Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF/XAVC to MOV Converter:

1. Settings- Click "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Once the XDCAM MXF/XAVC Mac conversion is done, you can transfer Sony PMW-300 MXF/XAVC footage into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.

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