// Enable Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to work with Avid MC//

Summary: Follow this article you will know how to solve Sony PMW-200 HD422 MXF editing problems with Avid Media Composer on Windows or Mac.

I’m a video producer,video editor, and video engineer. I’m working with a TV station right now, making 30 min shows. I also work in Corporate Video Production, and use them for playback or archive. Usually I deliver digital files, but occasionally DVDs, not for resale, but for viewing. Recently we shoot with a Sony PMW-200 camera, which shoots .mxf files. I was wondering if the Avid Media Composer works with mxf footages natively.

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I have some mxf video to edit for group work, so I search on the web and wanna anyone to give me some help with Sony PMW-200 MXF importing workflow in Avid MC. Finnally, I find that no matter what version of Avid that I have, what’s ture that AMC doesn’t work with mxf files from my Sony PMW-200 directly. And the most suggested workaround is to transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF to DNxHD that Avid MC prefers.

Now we find a very useful mxf converting tool- Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac, and we will highly recommend it to all of you. Working on a stable platform, this best Sony XDCAM video Converter allows you to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Avid Media Composer compatible format DNxHD easily and quickly. You just need a few clicks, and when you need it, it works. Now download and install it and follow the guide as below.

P.S. If you are using Windows PC and want to convert Sony PMW-200 MXF footage to Avid DNxHD MOV on Windows, please use Pavtube MXF Converter

How to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to Avid Media Composer on Mac?

Run the best Mac Sony XDCAM Converter. Connect Sony PMW-200 XDCAM camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button “Add File” or “Add from folder ” to add Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your Sony XDCAM HD MXF files.

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Step 2: Select an output format for Avid Media Composer and set the output folder.

Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid MC native editing.

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Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

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Step 4: Start Converting.

Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac immediately. After the Sony XDCAM MXF to DNxHD conversion, you will be able to get the output files for Avid Media Composer via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. 

Afterwards, you can import the converted Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF videos to Avid Media Composer freely for further editing without any trouble. 

Learn more tips about Sony PMW-200:

Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF and FCP workflow
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Play Sony PMW-200 XDCAM recordings with QuickTime