Posts with #sony pmw f3 workflow tag
The PMW-F3 is part of Sony's highly successful XDCAM EX product family, which supports a high speed nonlinear workflow. With XDCAM EX, recordings are made as data files in the MP4 format, which is widely used in a number of recent electronic portable devices and has been standardized by ISO.
The only problem comes when the users tried to import Sony PMW-F3 native MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac OS X.
"Premiere CS5 says: "Codec missing or unavailable". I was checking forum and google and couldn't find anything about this subject. Anybody works with Sony F3 files on PPro Cs5 ?"
Since the native XDCAM EX footage can't be ingested to Premiere Pro, we can get some help from third-party software Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use XDCAM EX Converter on Mac OS X, which not only can convert Sony PMW-F3 video clips to MPEG-2 codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac Video Converter can also transcode Sony XDCAM EX MP4 videos, or rewrapped MXF files as well as native MXF files from Canon XF, Panasonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Mavericks Lion included). If you are Windows users, Video Converter is for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Guide: Transcoding Sony F3 XDCAM EX recording to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
Step 1. Add Source Videos
Launch the professional Sony MXF Converter, and then click "Add" button to browse and load your source Sony PMW-F3 XDCAM files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click "Add from folder" tab.
Step 2. Choose Output format
For editing in Premiere batively, go to "Format" menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas —> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3. Start conversion
When the former steps finished, you can press "Convert" button to start rewrapping Sony PMW-F3 mp4 files to MPEG-2 for Premier Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) .
Once the conversion process is done, click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files. Then it would be easy for you to import Sony F3 MP4 footage into Premiere for smooth editing.
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Sony F3 Avid MC Editing Tips-Transcode Sony PMW-F3 video to Avid Media Composer native format for editing
Sony PMW-F3 Full HD Camcorder is newly added to Sony's XDCAM EX lineup. Using a solid-state workflow based on the XDCAM EX platform, the PMW-F3 records natively to professional SxS media, using the MPEG-2 long GOP codec in an 8-bit 4:2:0 color space. Well, in this page, we aim to share some tips and tricks to solve the PMW-F3 workflow on Mac like how to import Sony PMW-F3 MXF to Avid Media Composer under Mac OS X smoothly. If you met any Sony XDCAM EX MXF to Avid MC importing or editing issues like the below user had, go through the page to find the solution.
Q: “I recently purchased the Sony PMW-F3 and am loving it. My problem is this. I want to edit my footage. I have Final Cut Studio 1 which is apparently incompatible with the SxS cards. I'm looking to make the jump to Avid Media Composer, but am unsure if it supports SxS Technology. Can anybody enlighten me?”
What caused the problems? As we know, XDCAM EX products record and play back high definition video with 1920 x 1080 resolutions using MPEG-2 long GOP codec and the generated XDCAM EX MP4 files can not be natively imported by many professional video editing application including the Avid Media Composer. So, it will be a bit hard when importing XDCAM EX video footage with Avid MC. Is there any quick fix?
Well, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It will help you convert Sony XDCAM EX .mp4 files to DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, ProRes for Avid Mc, iMovie, FCE FCP on Mac at fast speed without quality loss and more import and output formats are also supported. If you are running on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.
Guide: Transcoding Sony PMW-F3 footage for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac
Step 1: Import video files from your Sony PMW-F3 to the XDCAM EX converter. Before conversion, you need to transfer video files from your Sony PMW-F3’s SxS card to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “Add files” button to browse to import MP4 raw videos.
Step 2: Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Sony PMW-F3 MP4 files to Avid DHxHD .mov for Media Composer under Mac OS X.
Tip: Some more helpful features of the Mac XDCAM Converter:
1. Settings- Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, set special effect, add subtitles, etc.
Once the XDCAM EX Mac conversion is done, you can transfer Sony PMW-F3 media into Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
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