How to edit MXF video in Edius seamlessly?

If you are looking for a smooth workflow guide for MXF files and Edius, you are in the right place. This tutorial explains how to edit MXF media with Grass Valley Edius NLE software via converting MXF videos to Edius preferred editing codec.
import and edit MXF footage in Edius
How can I edit MXF video in Edius seamlessly?
“Hi all, can anyone kindly recommend a smooth MXF workflow in Edius? I have a bundle of MXF files saved on a hard drive. I can drag-and-drop the MXF file from Windows Explorer directly into the timeline or bin. But the editing process is unstable and unreliable. I’ve tried everything that I can think of and I can not handle those MXF files in Edius seamlessly. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks?”

EDIUS can ingest just about anything you’ll throw at it. If for any reason you are having issues working with MXF files in Edius, we would recommend recommend them first. Here’s how.

[Guide] How to transcode MXF for Edius editing?

Software requirement
HD Video Converter (for both PC and Mac)
working with MXF video clips in Ediusissues importing Sony MXF into Edius 6

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional MXF to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
MXF to EDIUS Converter

Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

Convert MXF to HD WMV for EDIUS
encode MXF for Edius editing

Transcode MXF footage to DNxHD .mov for EDIUS
convert MXF to HD WMV for EDIUS

Step 3: Modify video and audio settings
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: Start conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in EDIUS easily and directly.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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