PMW-200 Workflow Mac-Import Sony PMW-200 MXF to PPro CS5

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Description: This article aims to help users transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF to compatible format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5; with this easy-to-use Sony MXF Converter, you can easily convert your MXF footage for various formats for NLE programs. 

"Hi, I want to edit some 1080/50i MXF videos from a Sony PMW-200 in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, but CS5 does like to work with MXF videos. Do you have any ideas of how to get it working?" 

The PMW-200 is one of the high-end XDCAM HD422 Memory Handy camcorder from Sony, which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. With its three 1/2-inch Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors (1920x1280), the PMW-200 is able to shoot at a multitude of frame rates at full 1920 x 1080 including 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 60i and at 720p it can record at 50p and 60p, which could meet requirements of most users. With a PMW-200, you can shoot both HD and SD videos with extraordinary quality, and the footage can reach 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 as MXF files. 

However the MXF files are not support by many NLE programs on Mac natively; hereby if you want to edit them in Adobe CS5, you’d better to convert Sony PMW-200 MXF footage to AVC encoded mov files for that’s the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS5. Come and meet this Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, which is capable of converting Sony MXF footage to various video formats on mac. 

How to convert Sony PMW-200 1080 50i MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac 

Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-100 to mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to mac. Get this Sony MXF to Adobe Converter installed, click top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly. 


Step 2. Choose best format for editing in Adobe CS5. 

Click the drop-down list besides Format, choose Adobe Premiere>MOV(AVC)(*.mov) as the most compatible format as well as best video quality for CS5. 


Step 3. Adjust output video settings including video size, codec, bitrate, frame rate by clicking Settings, all according to your needs. 


Step 4. Click the big red circle to start conversion. Wait for a while, you can get the fresh hot converted video which is compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. 


1. Click here to learn: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

2. Refer to here to learn how to work with different model of Sony cameras

3. If you want to convert to MOV file with all multiple audio tracks preservation, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need. 

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