Tricks for Editing 4k/1080p MXF clips from Canon/Sony/Panasonic to Pinnacle Studio 18/17/16/15

Follow the quick-start guide to learn how to prepare Canon/Sony/Panasonic MXF videos for viewing and editing in Pinnacle Studio 17 without quality loss.

Pinnacle Studio is a widely-used video editing software program that supports various formats for editing. MXF (Material eXchange Format) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The video format is created specifically for HD digital camcorders like Canon C300, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Sony XDCAM series and Panasonic P2 series. Pinnacle can only work with AVI, WMV files perfectly. When you tried to load some MXF files from Sony/Canon/Panasonic camcorder to Pinnacle Studio, you find it’s hard work. Got frustrated?

What I used is Brorsoft Video Converter which is fully capable of dealing with MXF videos from Canon XF, Panasonic P2 card or Sony camcorder. Besides MXF, it also can handle other video formats including XAVC, H.265, MTS, MP4, MOV, MKV .etc. With it, you also can effortlessly encode/re-encode video footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Windows Movie Maker and more. Now, download the software online and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to convert MXF to Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17 friendly formats

Step 1. Install and launch the MXF to Pinnacle converter. Click the Add button to import your MXF videos to the program. Checking the “Merge into one file” box allows you to merge several videos into one file.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas and choose MPEG-2 as output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get the MXF files converted with smaller size.

Tip – (Optional) You can click “Properties” to adjust the audio stream ID if you find the MXF files no sound. Besides, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.

Step 3. Finally, click “Convert” button and your MXF files will be converted into MPEG-2 or WMV files ready to be imported into Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16/17.

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