Converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF file for After Effects

Have you collected some MXF files? Ever import your collected MXF files to Adobe After Effects for editing? Some MXF collectors find that some MXF files play fine in the in the Adobe After Effects, but some MXF files cannot be recognized by Adobe After Effects frustratingly. This article we slove the problem for you: how to merge/import MXF files to Adobe After Effects for editing without any trouble.

If you like to edit your home movies with Adobe After Effects, then you will have some problems when trying to import MXF to After Effects since .mxf video files are not supported by After Effects(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC). To get these MXF videos accepted by After Effects, you’ll have to convert MXF to After Effects friendly video format like MPEG-2 with a video conversion tool.

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Transcoding MXF files to After Effects editable format

Note: To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add mxf captured videos

Click “add video” button to import the P2 mxf or Canon mxf files to the top MXF to After Effects Converter.

Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.

Step 2: Select output format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4 from “Common Video” as the output format.

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Tips: Click “Settings”, you can set bitrate and frame rate, audio sample rate and more if necessary.

Step 3: Start the MXF to MPEG-2 Conversion

Click “Convert” to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony XDCAM MXF file for After Effects. After conversion, you can easily import the MXF to Adobe After Effects for editing keeping original quality without any trouble.

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