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How can i import MXF files to After Effects CC/CS6/CS5 with ease

October 12, 2016

Some people are disappointed because they have bought camcorders which shot videos in MXF format. Do you want to know why? In my opinion maybe the reason lies on the poor compatibility of MXF videos.

Source From: Get After Effects work well with MXF files

Perhaps you have got some MXF files created from a professional camcorder like XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, Panasonic P2, etc. The recorded MXF videos present vivid images. However, it's a headache to edit MXF video in After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.

Question : MXF to After Effects workflow
"Hi, I just got some MXF files and I am learning how to edit files and make movies using Adobe After Effects. I see some tutorials that recommend converting the .mts files to Mpeg-2. What apps should I get?"

The basic reason is that MXF is not a natively supported format for After Effects . In order to successfully import MXF to After Effects for editing, the best solution is to convert MXF to After Effects most compatible formats like MPEG-2, WMV.

In order to fulfill this task perfectly, I'd like to highly recommend Brorsoft MXF Video Converter, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MXF to After Effects Converter on Windows(Windows 10 included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode (P2) MXF to edit in After Effects as well as Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio and more NLEs without problems. Download the MXF file converter and take a look at the brief guide below.

If you are a Mac user, you can also turn to the Brorsoft MXF Video Converter for Mac.



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Convert MXF files for After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC

Step 1: Add mxf captured videos

Click "add video" button to import the 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

This Adobe After Effects Converter is able to output proper formats for video editing software and devices. To import MXF files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas tab and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Alternative formats are WMV, AVI, MOV, etc.



Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters

To make good control of the output file size and quality, you can adjust all the items in the following interface, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels. To bear least quality loss, you may set A/V parameters according to the source MXF file.



Step 4: Start transcoding MXF footage for After Effects

Finally, press the convert button; it will start to convert MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 immediately.

After the conversion completed you can click on "Open" button in the main interface to get the generated files and load the video to Adobe After Effects by following File > Import > File... In this way, you can effortlessly import and edit MTS, MXF videos in After Effects smoothly with no issues.

Additional Tips:
Besides transcoding MXF to ProRes MOV, converting MXF to AIC, Brorsoft MXF Converter for mac also support converting MXF file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.



If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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