Importing MXF footage in Sony Movie Studio

Outline: Gudies about "How to import and edit various MXF videos from camera/website etc with Sony Movie Studio "

A growing number of professional digital camcorders tend to record videos in the MXF format, such as Sony XDCAM, Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX500 P2 HD, Canon XF100/XF300/XF305/C300/C500 and much more. Users who want to edit MXF footage with Sony Movie Studio usually run into incompatibility issue. 

In fact, MXF is not the supported list of Sony Movie Studio, like Sony Vegas. It's not supported natively. But what to do if you just have a Sony Movie Studio installed and wanna use MXF files to create you own masterpieces? The easiest way to solve MXF issues in Sony Movie Studio is to convert MXF video to Movie Studio editable format, such as MPEG-4. Here Pavtube MXF Video Converter is suggested, it can convert MXF to a more editing-friendly format, such as MPEG-2 for the Movie Studio. (read review

This program is fully compatible with MXF format and can convert MXF file to any popular format you want, including but not limited to MP4, MPEG, H.264, VOB, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, MOD, WMV, ASF, 3GP, etc. If your MXF files are large, it can also compress and convert MXF to a smaller size so you can easily edit with Sony Movie Studio. 

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How to Convert MXF files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 

Step 1. Add MXF files to MXF to Sony Movie Studio 

Run this MXF Converter after installation. Then drag and drop MXF files from Finder to the application. 

Step 2. Choose an output format 

Next, go to the Format tray at bottom and select an output format. The formats are grouped into several categories like Video, Device, Editing. Find the output format you want. All the imported MXF will be converted to the selected format. By clicking the "Settings" button you can make changes to the default video settings like Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate, etc. 


Step 3. Start to convert MXF to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 

Lastly, click the "Start conversion" button and all the conversion tasks will be finished automatically by this MXF Video Converter. The output path will open when all MXF files are converted to your desired format. You can import the converted MXF files with Sony Movie Studio for editing. Or transfer to your device to play without any hassle. 

Pavtube MXF Video Converter not only supports MXF format, but also over 100 video/audio formats. It helps you convert MXF and other formats of files at ultrafast speed and keeping the original video quality. Besides, this powerful video converter also can convert other videos including MP4, AVI, MOV, MTS, etc to Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE supported format on Windows. 

Importing media into Sony Movie Studio: 

Importing media allows you to add media to the Project Media list for use in your project without adding it to the timeline. 

1. From the Project menu, choose Import Media. The Import Media dialog is displayed. 

2. Navigate to and select a media file to add the Project Media list. You can use Ctrl or Shift to select multiple files. 

3. Click Open. The media file is added to the Project Media list. 

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