4 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2013 1:00 PM by Noir#1

    MXF file importing trouble to CS5

    Noir#1

      I just got a Panasonic hpx 250 camera and its native files are MXF files. They are not compatible with my software, premiere CS5. Can anyone recommend a converter or other fix that will allow me to use MXF files with premiere, something that will link the audio and video files without degrading the video quality, or taking forever to render?  It has been suggested that an upgrade to CS6 may solve the problem.  Can anyone tell me what's new in CS6 that would make importing MXF's easier?

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: MXF file importing trouble to CS5
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          I believe CS5 supports both AVC-I and DVCPRO HD, the two formats that camera records.

           

          What sequence presets do you have available?

          • 2. Re: MXF file importing trouble to CS5
            Noir#1 Level 1

            You are correct in that the HPX250 supports both these formats, with a variety of presets, but it still produces an MXF file which I cannot import to CS5.  I checked out the Raylight Encoder, it looks like it will do the job but maybe not much of a time saver. I think some kind of third party encoder/converter is going to be needed, I'm hoping someone with a little more experience can let me know what works for them.

            Thanks.  

            • 3. Re: MXF file importing trouble to CS5
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              it still produces an MXF file which I cannot import to CS5.

               

              I'm saying I believe you should be able to if things are working normally.  That you can't leads me to believe something isn't normal.

               

              So...what sequence presets do you have available?

              • 4. Re: MXF file importing trouble to CS5
                Noir#1 Level 1

                Thanks Jim, you got me thinking about those presets and I started monkeying with the media browser.  The MXF files import cleanly through it.  I was also not saving enough of the MXF contents file to my hard drive.  Yeah, you need more than the audio and video.  By saving the whole folder,  opening in the media browser and importing from there, seems to be working like a champ.   I’ve never had to go through the media browser before, but I usually deal with only with .avi or mpeg files.

                Thanks again for the nudge in the right direction.