I use Sony PMW-500 Camcorder to make great videos of my vacation, and the PMW-500 full HD Flash memory camcorder captured videos in MXF format. I tried to edit the .MXF files in Pinnacle Studio 14, but Pinnacle Studio 14 got problems importing MXF files in projects.
Facing the problem importing MXF files in Pinnacle Studio, I googled and find MXF Converter the best Sony MXF to Pinnacle Studio converter, which helped me convert PMW-500 MXF to AVI before importing to Pinnacle Studio 14. To show you the solution to get through the problem editing MXF video in Pinnalce Studio, below are the simple steps of how to convert the PMW-500 MXF files to AVI for editing in Pinnacle Studio on Windows 7.
Step 1. Transfer Sony PMW-500 MXF files to computer.
Connect Sony PMW-500 to computer via USB 2.0 cable, and it is easy to download videos from Sony PMW-500 camcorder to Windows 7 32-bit computer with the bundled Pictured Motion Browser (PMB). PMB also works with Windows Vista, and Windows XP. If you are running 64-bit version of Windows 7, just go direct the STREAM folder with .MXF files from the Memory Stick Duo and copy the files to computer hard drive. You can also use this software as MXF player.
Step 2. Load Sony PMW-500 videos to MXF Converter.
Run MXF Converter as the fast Sony PMW-500 MXF converter, which works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 computer. Click the “Add” button to load the 1080i .MXF videos. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the .MXF files to the application UI to add videos.
Step 3. Choose HD AVI format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD AVI Video(*.AVI) as output format. The Sony MXF converter will transcode PMW-500 MXF to Pinnacle Studio 14 with Hi-def 1920×1080 video resolution.
Step 4. Convert Sony PMW-500 MXF to AVI for Pinnacle Studio 14.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from 1080i MXF to 1080p AVI for Pinnacle Studio will start immediately.
After the conversion, you can easily import Sony PMW-500 HD MXF videos to Pinnacle Studio projects and edit in full HD.
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