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Kieran Valla
MXF Files...did not organize P2
on Mar 25, 2009 at 5:33:03 am

Hey ya'll:

Stupidly I forgot to organize P2 after shooting on a HVX 200A to a firestore. P2 PN 24P. Now the contents are no longer on the firestore and I only have the footage as MXF files on my computer. I am trying to bring them into Premiere Pro CS3. How do I convert these files into a useable format?

I tried bringing the MXF files onto a blank firestore and organizing, but this did not work. Please help. I've been reading forums regarding this matter for 3 hours, but they all seem to end before a solution is found.

Do I have to dish out lots of money to convert these mxf files or is there another way? thanks.

- Kieran

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Noah Kadner
Re: MXF Files...did not organize P2
on Mar 25, 2009 at 5:24:14 pm

Unfortunately you need CS4 with its native MXF support to make this work. Or DVFilm Raylight. Guard those P2 contents like undeveloped film negative.


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Barry Green
Re: MXF Files...did not organize P2
on Mar 26, 2009 at 7:18:07 pm

CS3 version 3.2 or later has MXF support.

Do you have a lot of files? If you have the exact contents as they came off the FireStore, you can try renting an FS-100 and copying the files back and then running the "organize P2" step.

If that's not an option, or there's just a few files, you can try rescuing the files by following the steps in my FireStore Rescue article.

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