I created a new Sequence as 16 channel audio, each as mono. I've populated 8 channels.
I export an MXF 0P1a.
I brought the MXF back in and cut it to a new sequence to test the audio export. And on the new sequence the mix tool is only showing audio on the first 2 channels, even though the file imported with 8 channels. So it seems like PPro mixed the channels down.
Can I export an MXF with 8 discrete audio channels?
Not in 5.5 or previous versions. You're limited to mono, stereo or 5.1
With the new CS6, yes you can.
I have checked it and it doesn't work 6.0.3. I have proper 8 chanel audio on sequence and audio master shows this cannels properly. After exportin i have only 2 channels.
Please report how to do it properly.