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  • Importing .mxf files

    Posted by Jeff Schroeder on September 18, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    Vegas used to import prores files. I can’t get anywhere with .mxf content.

    Does anyone have a workaround, codec or converter?

    Here is the media info:

    Complete name : E:\IOS-stuff\MCP-BHC-2023\3_Media\1_4th Floor Lobby\A002C020_230814_RO9Z.mxf
    Format : MXF
    Format version : 1.3
    Format profile : OP-1a
    Format settings : Open / Incomplete
    File size : 680 MiB
    Duration : 6 s 548 ms
    Overall bit rate : 871 Mb/s
    Encoded date : 2023-08-14 15:40:08.000
    Writing application : ARRI ALEXA Mini LF SUP 7.02.00

    ID : 2
    Format : ProRes
    Format version : Version 1
    Format profile : 4444
    Format settings, wrapping mode : Frame
    Codec ID : 0D010301021C0100-0401020203060500
    Duration : 6 s 548 ms
    Bit rate : 871 Mb/s
    Width : 3 840 pixels
    Height : 2 160 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:4:4
    Bit depth : 10 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 4.381
    Stream size : 680 MiB
    Writing library : Arnold & Richter Cine Technik
    Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC
    Transfer characteristics : BT.601
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709

    Other #1
    ID : 1-Material
    Type : Time code
    Format : MXF TC
    Frame rate : 24.000 FPS
    Time code of first frame : 02:26:36:09
    Time code settings : Material Package
    Time code, stripped : Yes

    Other #2
    ID : 1-Source
    Type : Time code
    Format : MXF TC
    Frame rate : 24.000 FPS
    Time code of first frame : 02:26:36:09
    Time code settings : Source Package
    Time code, stripped : Yes

    Hector Vera replied 8 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • 1 Reply
  • Hector Vera

    September 19, 2023 at 12:24 am

    Sadly there seems to not be a work around to have Sony Vegas support MXF files, you will need to use a converter of some sort to convert those files to MP4, WMV and other formats supported by Vegas. I usually use the MP4 format these days.

    Another thing I found online was that MXF recordings are not supported by Vegas Pro directly. To get your 4K or 1080P MXF videos accepted by Vegas Pro, you’ll have to transcode MXF to Vegas Pro friendly video format like H. 264 or MPEG-2 with a video conversion software.

    I also use the YTD Video Downloader app to convert files to MP4 as well, there could be others that can help. But MP4 I highly recommend more since it it maintains the quality depending on where you wish to have it uploaded and for which device. Hope it helps.

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