Simply import MXF footage to After Effects for editing


Meet issues like upside-down video, no video, no sound, colored blocks or stripes while editing MXF videos in After Effects? Read this article and get the best solution.


MXF with After Effects: 

"Hi. I have to do some compositing on some raw files from a Sony FS700 and just realized i can't import these MXF videos into AE. Can anyone please point me to a direction here?" 

As a matter of fact, After Effects can only import some kinds of data contained within MXF files. To edit MXF clips with After Effects without problems, you'd better encode MXF file to Adobe After Effects most friendly format like MPEG-2. 

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional application Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to you which can help you transcode any MXF file to Adobe After Effects supported format at super fast speed effectively. What's more, it offers other codecs for NLEs like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid .etc. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode MXF for Adobe After Effects editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get MXF Converter. 

How to Convert MXF videos to After Effects 

Step 1: Add video files 

Click "Add" button to transfer MXF videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag&drop the videos directly to the software window list. 


Step 2: Choose output format 

Go to "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for AE. WMV, MOV formats in this column are the good choices as well. 


Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more. 

Step 3: Start conversion 

Tap the Convert button to start transcoding MXF files to MPEG-2 for After Effects. 

Once the process completes, you can find the generated videos via "Open" button, then you can transfer the encoded MXF files to AE without issue.