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Rafael Amador
Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:04:28 am

Can somebody tell me what software needs to be installed in a PC so PremierPro can read .mxf files?
Thanks in advance,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Enrique Orozco
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 17, 2009 at 2:35:21 pm

as far as I know, Premiere Pro CS4 handles XDCAM-EX files natively (no need for mxf) using the media browser... I use Sony Vegas 9pro that can also reads the EX files with the device explorer without a problem.... you can also open mxf files coming from clip browser in Vegas and I guess is the same with premiere...

good luck

Enrique Orozco R.
http://www.dvideostudio.com >iDEA DigitalVideoStudio


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Michael Palmer
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 17, 2009 at 4:31:26 pm

CS3 needed an update for EX files at some point in time, CS4 should work fine

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Rafael Amador
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 17, 2009 at 6:29:40 pm

Thanks Enrique and Michael.
I'm trying to bring thing to the PC of a friend.
I'm lost:-)
Cheers,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Tim Kolb
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 19, 2009 at 2:49:25 pm

Adobe actually handles XDcam MXF files more elegantly than FCP. No conversion is necessary.

Of course, EX (-1 and -3) cam files are not MXF...they're MP4. (This is why FCP can load them through QT...FCP needs to convert MXF files) XDcam files written to optical disc are MXF wrapped.

Don't ask me why this is...I wish some standard would establish itself as it's a pain to have to concoct a new workflow for every new model of camera that hits the market...in this case you end up with two different workflows for what is technically the same video format (XDcam).

Ugh...




TimK,
Director, Consultant
Kolb Productions,


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Bill Ravens
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:13:42 pm

Amberfin has a free utility that will deconvolve the Sony mxf into m2v video stream and aes audio files. The m2v files can then be read by most mpeg codecs. If you google AMBERFIN or MXF DESKTOP, you should be able to find this utility.



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Rafael Amador
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 18, 2009 at 2:03:45 pm

Hi Bill,
Thanks for that info.
I'm trying to put some EX-1 QT in PP and all this is new for me.
Best,
rafael
BTW, I look forward to have some time and post you some question about Picture Profile.
I'm using yours and i thing is really good. Makes gorgeous exteriors.
I've got the NANO a couple of weeks ago.
I haven't had time to make any serious test, but no much need.
From the first shot the difference in noise and compression artifacts is noticeable.


http://www.nagavideo.com


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Tim Kolb
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Sep 19, 2009 at 2:51:24 pm

[Bill Ravens] "Amberfin has a free utility that will deconvolve the Sony mxf into m2v video stream and aes audio files."

I edit EX1 footage every day natively in PPro CS3 and CS4...no conversion is necessary.

TimK,
Director, Consultant
Kolb Productions,


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Brown Maty
Re: Software needed to read MXF files
on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:29:22 am

I edit EX1 footage every day natively in PPro CS3 and CS4...no conversion is necessary.Really?

How did you do it? With a Plugin? I can do that and I have upgraded to Adobe PPro CS5.5.

What recorded video format by your Sony EX1? .MXF or .MP4?

Signature´╝Ü Are you Canon EOS C300 users? If so, do you want to get the MXF recordings ...


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