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  • MXF File won’t import into Premiere Pro

  • Andre Harris

    August 3, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I’m having a problem trying to import clips into Premiere Pro that was created on an EVS LSM replay system from my hard drive. Other clips created on the EVS get imported with no problem and the clips restore to a different EVS server with no problem. Any tips on troubleshooting this issue. I’m running Premiere Pro 22.5.0 on an iMac 24 inch M1 chip 2021 machine.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    August 3, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Hey Andre,

    Did you upgrade PPro between those imports?
    I’ve heard of a few users that have had to roll back their PPro upgrade to the previous version.

    Only other thing I can think of is to transcode the MXF files that won’t import to a new file format to see if that works?
    I have a client, very big company, where some of the files generated on their system (not EVS) has to be transcoded before PPro will import them.

    Would like to know what your solution is, if you find one.

    Good Luck!

  • Andre Harris

    August 3, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Hi, Mads-

    I have no idea on what I can use to transcode the clips. I tried HandBrake, and Media Encoder with no success. I don’t have access to an EVS server with XTAcess to try transcoding that way. Any suggestions on what I can use to transcode the files?

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    August 3, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Andre,

    Are you able to play the clip in any of media viewers on your Mac, like VLC?

    If not, the problem could be that the files either didn’t “close” properly, or are missing some kind of MXF auxiliary file, or that a different codec was used on the EVS to that of the previous batch?

    Have you got either FCPX, Compressor or Resolve, just to see if they’ll take it?
    Although FCPX is notorious for rejecting anything and everything, in comparison to PPro.

    Alternatively, do consider rolling back PPro one or two versions, and see if that works. Adobe in the past have had a habit where they removed codecs/”containers” for one reason or another.
    MKV format was the biggest surprise, which has still not been explained.
    Although that is in the other end of the scala in comparison to what one would expect from EVS files.

    If you have done it before, there is no reason for why you should not be able to do it again.

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