Can’t import Sony PDW-850 MXF footage into Premiere Pro CC? This issue may happen due to various reasons. If you are trying to figure out a way solve the issue, you are just here in the right place. Here in this tutorial, we present a way of encoding Sony PDW-850 XDCAM Full HD video files to H.264 or MPEG-2 codec for working with Premiere Pro CC flawlessly.
Hi guys, I’ve been struggling with one problem none has been able to fix so far. I’m editing some MXF files coming from aSony PDW-850 through Premiere Pro CC. For some reason theSony PDW-850.mxf files are imported without any audio. I have processed a lot ofSony PDW-850 MXF videos in the past without any issues at all and I’m following exactly the same procedure – the only change is that I have updated my OS to High Sierra. This is really strange and I’m wondering if it’s related to some update in FCP X and if anyone else has experienced a similar issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! – Gary Sundt
I shot footage using the Sony PDW-850. When I import the footage into Avid, I found the Premiere Pro CC cannot handle the MXF well, and some the footage looks washed out and the preview is loggy. Is there anyway to solve the problem? Thanks! – Thomas Snyder
The PDW-850 is equipped with the latest Power HAD FX CCD sensors and records HD and SD formats including MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps on to ready-to-archive and robust Professional Disk media with a high sensitivity of F12 at 50i and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 62dB. This is a known issue between Premiere Pro and macOS High Sierra. One solution is transcoding Sony PDW-850MXF media to H.264 or MPEG-2 codec first, then import into Premiere Pro. Check a guide on how to processSony PDW-850 MXF to H.264 AVC MOV conversion for Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 editing.
Free download Sony PDW-850 MXF Video Converter
First, Download and install the Mac Sony PDW-850 to Premiere Pro Converter, then launch it to load your Full HD MXF clips.
Secondly, select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/SonyVegas MOV (AVC) (*.mov) as output format. Then you’d better click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps generate the best quality video for Premiere Pro CC.
Finally, click Convert button to start to convert Sony PDW-850 MXF to Premiere Pro CC favorable H.264 codec on Mac OS X.
After a successful conversion, you can get the output files via clicking the Open icon. Afterwards, it’s easy for you to import Sony PDW-850 videos to Premiere Pro CC for editing freely without any problem.
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