Here’s the thing: You’ve downloaded some videos from ARRI ALEXA 35 in MXF format. But when you tried to do some editing with Premiere Pro, you only found that Premiere Pro doesn’t support ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF files. In fact, we have read reports from many users who are unable to import, preview, edit MXF files in Premiere Pro.
We searched widely some possible solutions, but technically, those ways still can’t help many users get rid of the ARRI ALEXA 35 in MXF video importing, editing, outputting issues in Premiere Pro. So, in this article we will introduce an easy and effective way to enable MXF files compatible with Premiere Pro (any version).
MXF, the abbreviation for Material Exchange Format, is a special media video container format defined by SMPTE. MXF is mainly used in media production, editing, distribution and storage in the film and television industry. A number of friends encounter one common problem when importing MXF files into Premiere Pro, that is, the MXF files cannot be imported. In fact, the import is very simple. Next, see the specific tutorial.
The supported import formats of Premiere Pro include DV, MPEG, M2TS, MXF, etc. And among them, MXF is one of Premiere Pro supported video format, but not all MXF files are supported. If you check further you will see that only MXF file with ARRIRAW codec is supported by Premiere Pro. This will cause incompatibility issue to MXF with other codecs when trying to importing the ARRI ALEXA 35 in MXF MXF file to Premiere Pro. In such a case, to make sure the compatible MXF editing, you can transcode the MXF into an intermediate codec which Premiere Pro can accept.
Then, the most important thing is that you need a MXF to Premiere Pro Converter software to convert ARRI ALEXA 35 footage to Premiere Pro best supported MPEG or H.264. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate will help you. Besides, it can also transcode/encode HD video files, like MKV, MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI .etc for you to edit in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, iMovie .etc. Moreover, it’s also equipped with smart video editing features like cropping, trimming, adding special effect and more enhance your video visual effects. It has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter Ultimate that brings you fast MXF to Premiere Pro conversion on Mac.
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Convert ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF files for Premiere Pro
Step 1. Launch the MXF to Premiere Pro converter, and you may either click “Add file” button to import ARRI ALEXA 35 videos, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.
Step 2. Click the format bar to choose output format from the dropdown list. For Premiere Pro editing, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is one of the best compatible video formats for you to choose.
Step 4. Finally, press the convert button; it will start to convert ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro 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 Premiere Pro by following File > Import > File… In this way, you can effortlessly import and edit ARRI ALEXA 35 videos in Premiere Pro smoothly with no issues.