Tips on Importing MXF videos to Sony Vegas for editing

This article will teach you how to import and edit MXF videos into Sony Vegas for further editing. Read on.

MXF is a widely used video container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. This video format is created specifically for HD digital camcorders including Panasonic P2, Canon XF100, Canon XF 105, Canon XF 305 .etc. Wanna edit MXF videos in Sony Vegas? This article will give you right direction. Follow on. 

Although Sony Creative Software announced that Native MXF support is added since Vegas Pro 10, users may still encounter many kinds of unexpected troubles when trying to import MXF to Sony Vegas: 

"I have some videos from my Canon XF 305 and plan to import to Vegas 13 for editing. However, Vegas only can extract the audio of the MXF files, I can not see the MXF video picture in Vegas. Pls help! It is much important to me." 

In fact, the MXF video format contains some heavy video codecs that many editing software including Sony Vegas can’t support it natively. Thus, the best way to make Sony Vegas work with MXF files is to convert MXF format to Vegas compatible format like MPEG-2 previously. Under this circumstance, a MXF to Sony Vegas converter is necessary which makes it possible to smoothly import MXF recordings to Sony Vegas for editing. 

Here we highly recommend Brorsoft MXF Converter to you which is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter on Windows. It can convert MXF files to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas without quality loss. Plus, this MXF Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Canon XF for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done. 

Step 1. Install and launch the top MXF Converter. Click the "Add" button to import the MXF video to the program. 


Step 2. To edit in Sony Vegas Pro, pls turn to “Format” column to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get the MXF files converted with smaller size. 


Tip: Go to "Settings" page if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. 

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding .mxf files for Vegas Pro. 

Once the conversion process is at 100%, you can easily transfer the converted MXF video via "Open" panel to Sony Vegas Pro for post-production without problem. 

Related Guides: 

How to Edit MXF videos in Avid 
How to Import MXF videos into iMovie 
How to Convert MXF to MOV