Sony PMW-160 to Pro CS6 Workflow: Load XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro CS6

It seems that Premiere Pro CS6 cannot accept the XDCAM MXF files shot from Sony PMW-160 camcorder. Need I convert these MXF clips to MPG for Premiere Pro?


With many various problems when editing our incompatible camcorder clips in popular NLEs, there are some related inconsistent questions appeared on forums. For example:XAVC videos in Avid MCMP4 recordings in FCPMTS clips to iMovie? Do you know how to solve these troubles above? Today here, we would like to discuss how to work the flow of importing Sony PMW-160 XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro CS6 for editing. Wanna join us now?

‘I have clips from a Sony PMW-160 XDCAM HD422. It does not appear to be on the list of approved cameras. Will I not be able to see those clips? I imported them to Premiere Pro CS6 but all I see is green screen for the duration of each clip. Any good tips there? 

How to import Sony PMW-160 XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro CS6?
In order to remove the screen errors that appeared when importing our original Sony MXF recordings to Premiere Pro and in this situation, you are suggested to transcode XDCAM MXF files to an intermediate format before editing. We all know that the MPEG-2 MPG could be the best. So here what you need is a professional MXF converter that can output the compatible videos for Premiere Pro CS6. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (Windows versioncan be the best one we strongly recommend here.

Steps on converting Sony PMW-160 MXF to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro CS6:

Step 1. Import MXF footage to this MXF to Premiere Converter:
Once run the Pavtube Mac MXF to Premiere Pro Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load MXF source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 2. Choose the best output ones
Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MXF videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

Step 3. Tips on Adjusting audio and videos(Optional)
The Mac MXF Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MXF files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 4. Start your work.
Go back to the main interface. If you have done all the preparation work, why not hit the big button ‘Convert’ to start your conversion work? Then just transfer files into Premiere Pro as usual. Now any more worries on editing Sony PMW-160 MXF footage in Premiere Pro CS6? Good luck with you!


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