What version of AE CC are you running? If it's not 12.2.0, you're missing some major bug fixes.
Thanks gfor the answer.
All my Apps are up to date.
Still having this problem.
Is there no one there from Adobe who knows anything about this?
Why cant I work with .mxf files in AE CC? It would seem to me to be a MAJOR bug.
MXF files do work in CC, so your issue seems to be a somewhat isolated case. I mean, the only other thread I could find on MXF files in CC seems to be experiencing some different symptoms to yours. We will likely need to do some serious troubleshooting to find what's actually wrong.
Where did the footage on this P2 card come from? What kind of camera? What is the exact format and codec information?
Where is it residing now? Is it on an external hard drive? A RAID? A fiber-connected SAN? A local hard drive?
> "Is there no one there from Adobe who knows anything about this?"
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I'm having this problem--three machines out of four here are doing the exact same thing with our P2 footage. The machines that seem to be having problems all have BlackMagic cards installed. The fourth has drivers for an external UltraStudio interface, but no actual card.
You running any BlackMagic stuff, by chance?
Why yes. Yes I have. I have an Infinity Pro video card as a means to connect an video monitor.
I hate it, having these strange problems with my work tools, and thinking "Am I really the only person in the world that has this problem? Really? Wow!"
But good to know that there's someone else in the boat.
The problem is only with projects that are made in CS6, then opened in CC. Projects that are made with CC, MXF works fine. I have luck but, that I kept CS6 installed and just have to work with that. Thats my workaround, anyway.
The problem is only with projects that are made in CS6, then opened in CC. Projects that are made with CC, MXF works fine.
What about if you start a new project in CC and then import a project that was created in CS6?
Hmmm. Well, mine does it even with a brand-new project. Sometimes it takes a little longer to do it--I have to look at a couple clips or drag the timeline, but it happens.
Good Idea. Ill try it the next time I have to rework an old project.
Hello, it appears I'm a bit late to the discussion. .MXF files from Panasonic P2 cards constantly crash After Effects CC. The result is paralyzing to our workflow.
We have been dealing with this problem for months (fortunately we shoot with a different camera for most of projects). We are running AE CC with the latest update and each time we've updated there has been no progress.
Our PCs are a few years old, but this has not been an issue with any previous version of AE.
I'm not sure what else to do.
If nothing in any of the forum threads on MXF issues fixes it for you, all I can suggest is transcoding your MXF files into an intermediate codec that AE likes.
Then, we can hope that the fix is one of the bugs they're taking care of in the update later this month.
If not, file a Bug Report
is there a specific format/settings you recommend. I've tried in the past to convert .mov (animation codec) but this results in enormous file sizes.
what would be a good file to convert to while retaining the original quality of the raw .mxf file?
Animation is really much better for animations than footage. I've found I get smaller file sizes (yet still technically lossless) with Quicktime and the PNG codec. You can get visually lossless results that will probably be perfectly acceptable in your workflow by using the Photo JPEG codec at higher quality levels. Where I work, we often use Cineform (free from GoPro) and I know a lot of folks who use DNxHD (free from Avid). I can't recommend specifically what would work best for you, but those are all excellent options for many folks.
I'm getting this error too on my MXF footage shot on a Canon XF305 running AE 2014 while tracking a Gaussian Blur mask. I can continue working for a while if I restart AE and open the project.