How do I Import an MXF Video in Adobe Premiere?

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“Can’t import .mxf into Premiere Pro. I’m on PC and have some .MXF footage I need to import but it when I try to do it it just says “The importer reported a generic error.” and nothing else. All I can do is press OK. I’m using the Premiere Pro CS6 and i’m on a PC.”

About Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs. This software was launched in 2003, This professional editing software supports high resolution video editing at up to 10,240 *8,192 resolution, at up to 32-bits per channel color, in both RGB and YUV. Audio sample-level editing, VST audio plug-in support, and 5.1 surround sound mixing are available. The newest version is Premiere Pro CC. Premiere Pro CC supports a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs on both MacOS and Windows, but the software can’t read MXF files.

About MXF

MXF is a video container format for SMPTE standard professional video and audio content. According to Adobe official website, Premiere Pro natively supports MXF file format from almost all the camera systems including Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 and Canon’s XF codec. But the weird thing is that Adobe Premiere Pro will reject to import some MXF files. The error message goes like, “The importer reported a generic error”, “Unsupported format or damaged file” “The file has no audio or video streams”, and even you can import the MXF files to Premiere Pro successfully, you may encounter playback and crashing issues during the editing process.

UFUSoft Video Converter (Windows Version | Mac Version), as the best Premiere Pro MXF Converter, which can convert MXF video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 supported formats on Windows and Mac. In addition, you can convert MXF to popular tablets, Smart TVs, smartphones best playback video format. And you can convert 2D MXF to 3D MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV for playing on 3D media players and TVs.

MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter Features

– Convert MXF to H.264, MPEG, DNxHD, WMV codec for Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
– Transcode MXF to MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, 3GP, etc
– Convert MXF for iPad Air, iPhone 11, Galaxy Tab S6, Google Pixel 4, Galaxy Note 10, etc.
– Add text, image, and video watermark, add effect onto MXF video
– Encode MXF to H.264 MP4 for playing on HDTV and Smart TV
– Transcode MXF/MP4/MOV footage to Premiere Pro supported formats

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How to convert MXF to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 video format?

Here the detailed way to convert MXF files to Premiere Pro supported formats on Mac OS X is showed. The way to transcode MXF to Premiere Pro video/audio format in Windows (Windows 11/10) is the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version.

Step1: Import MXF videos
Launch the .MXF video conversion software on Mac and click Add File to load the MXF files you want to convert. Or directly drag MXF videos to the MXF to Premiere Pro Converter. After the files are loaded, you can preview them and take snapshots of your favorite video scenes. If you want to convert multiple MXF files to a single file, simply click the “Settings” button then check “Merge all the file into one” to combine all added .MXF files.

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Step2: Edit MXF video via MXF to Premiere Pro Converter

Some video editing functions are provided, letting you personalize your original MXF videos instantly. To edit a video, click the Edit button to open the video editing window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, add some special video effects, add watermarks and more. If you want to get 3D videos, you can click “3D” to add 3D effect onto loaded MXF videos.

Step3: Choose Premiere Pro supported formats

Afterwards, navigate the formats at the bottom and click Editing Software to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as the output file format. Other popular output formats included MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG and many more.


Step4: Start MXF to Premiere Pro video conversion

When all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting your MXF files to Premiere Pro editable files on Mac. When the conversion completes, you will get high quality MOV videos by clicking “Open” button. After that, you can edit all the MXF videos in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 to meet your multimedia needs.