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  • Sony PXW-X70 File properties

     mark thompson updated 4 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Neil Scott

    November 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I’m considering the purchase of a Sony PXW-X70 camcorder, but I need to know for sure about the native file properties. I have a customer that has a certain spec and want to be sure this camera can do it.

    Does the camera make files in the .mxf format? Do the video files have an “OP1a” format profile?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


  • Steve Hix

    April 21, 2016 at 4:02 am

    I believe .MXF is a wrapper, not a format.
    I just saw this yesterday:

  • mark thompson

    April 21, 2016 at 10:43 am

    just agreeing with what Steve Hix said.

    I would add calling it a “container” feels like a bit of an understatement. It is oriented to professional delivery of media and adds essential metadata to the package.

    So, for the original poster, we would need to know more requirements in order to say whether it would work or not. Sony usually uses Mfx on any of their pro cameras. I didn’t spot Mxf on the list for the PXW-X70.

    That said it is possible to wrap any footage in an Mxf package. As I use the Adobe CC Media Encoder I know it is easy to do in that.
    I’ve not used them but I’m pretty sure there are open source implementations that would do that for you as well.

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