If you experience any issues while editing Sony F55 XAVC MXF footage in Adobe Premiere Pro 6, you may wish to read this post. It displays an easy and affordable way to convert Sony F55 XAVC MXF video to DNxHD/ProRes for use in Premiere Pro 6 with optimum performance.
Sony F55 XAVC MXF issue in Premiere Pro 6 on a MacBook Pro
“Hi, fellows, I’m having an issue importing XAVC MXF files from my Sony F55 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. PPRO CS6 refuses to recognize the F55 XAVC (MXF) files and pops up the ‘generic error’ message all the time. Is there a way to fix this issue? Hoping for your help. Thanks.”
It’s a pity that only the last couple of release updates of Premiere Pro CS6 supported XAVC and not all frame rates and modes. To be able to work with Sony F55 XAVC footage in PPro CS6 smoothly, you have two choices. One is upgrading your NLE to the most recent version Premiere CC which has full support for XAVC, and the other is using third party converter software to process file conversion. Here in this post we would display a quick guide on how to transcode Sony F55 XAVC MXF files to DNxHD/ProRes MOV for use in Premiere Pro CS6 with optimum performance.
[Guide] How to convert Sony F55 XAVC MXF files for Premiere Pro CS6 editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Sony F55 XAVC Converter for Premiere Pro CS6. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for Premiere Pro CS6
1) If you are using Premiere Pro CS6 on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
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.
2) If you are running Premiere Pro CS6 on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
3) In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
Step 3: Custom 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 Sony F55 XAVC MXF video files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported files for use in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 with optimum performance.
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