How can I import and edit XDCAM MXF footage in Movie Studio 12/13? Read this short tutorial to learn a workaround to convert XDCAM MXF video to MPEG-2 .mpg for use in Movie Studio 12/13 smoothly.
Sony Vegas Movie Studio is a consumer-based nonlinear video editing program designed for the PC. It is a scaled-down version of Sony Vegas Pro. With USB 2.0 connection, the most recent version Movie Studio 13 Platinum is able to import footage from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders.
However, due to user feedbacks, there are still issues one or another while handling Sony XDCAM MXF files in Movie Studio version 12, even the latest version 13. For a fast and fluid XDCAM workflow with Movie Studio 12/13, we would recommend transcoding XDCAM MXF files to MPEG-2 .mpg first. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Check the guide below to learn how to convert XDCAM MXF for use in Movie Studio 12/13 smoothly using this little app.
[Guide] How to encode XDCAM MXF files to MPEG-2 .mpg for Movie Studio editing?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional XDCAM MXF to Sony Movie Studio Converter. Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Movie Studio with best quality.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding XDCAM .mxf files to Sony Movie Studio supported MPEG-2 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open File’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Vegas Movie Studio easily for further editing.
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