Workflow: Work Sony PMW-300K1 MXF with After Effects CC/CS6

Wanna a nice editing MXF footage in After Effecs CC/CS6 from Sony PMW-300K1 camera? Keep move on and know more?

Just be a good reader in the following article, we will get more knowledge on this main character, Sony PMW-300K1 camera. What you can learn here is how to get rid of the trouble of importing Sony MXF   files to After Effects CC/CS6 for a nice dispose.s to After Effects CC/CS6 for a nice dispose. Let’s do it!

Have you ever met some troubles when importing Sony PMW-300K1 MXF recordings to some popular editing tools such like FCPAvid, or After Effects CC, etc? Well, as the hottest professional camcorders on the market, many professional users have bought Sony PMW-300K1 camcorder as their main recording device. Sony PMW-300K1 is designed to meet the demands of professional studio application, it is equipped with 1/2″ Exmor Full HD CMOS sensor, and it can record videos with broadcast-quality, right?

What a pity the output MXF cannot be so available for those nice editors! The best workflow to import Sony PMW-300K1 to After Effects CC/CS6 for editing is to transcode Sony PMW-300K1 MXF videos to compatible format there. So MPEG-2(*mpg) we all think could be the best one. Up to here, any nice third-party tools that can handle this work well? Surely, what a coincidence that we here wanna highly recommend the MXF to After Effects CC/CS6 Converter for Mac which is specially designed for all MXF recordings.

Tips: If you would like to transcode your MXF files with multiple tracks, another multi-track converter called PavtubeiMixMXF could do you a big favor. On the output list, you can easily find the ‘Multi-track Video’ to choose some suitable ones.

Necessary guides we think you should know to transcode your Sony PMW-300K1 MXF files to MPEG-2 mpg for After Effects CC/CS6.

Step 1: Load original footage.
Free download Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X converter from our website and install it on your Mac computer. Open the main interface, we will find the ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’, we could easily load our source files in

Step 2: Choose the right output for AE:
Next, we can surely tap the ‘mpg’ in the searching box to find the suitable ones. Or just drop down the list, let’s come to the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas’>>’MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’to select it as the best. Besides, there are other formats for FCP, iMovie, etc. All you could have a try if you want.

Step 3: Optional ‘Edit’ you may like here.
Before you click the ‘Convert’ to wait for your conversion result, could I show you around the ‘Editor’ interface there? Maybe here you can do some simple editing adjustments. ‘Trim’ to decide the video length, ‘Crop’ to drop off the unwanted clips, etc. More details are waiting here for you.

Step 4: Just go back to the main interface when you have done all the preparation work. Hit the ‘Convert’ button there and with a 6X faster speed, we would save a lot of time to get the output videos which can be compatible with After Effects CC/CS6.
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