Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Why Blackmagic DNxHD MXF & Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12 importing issues exsit?

Premiere Elements is an app that makes your movies look great, it claims that you don’t have to worry about your camera skills or capturing the perfect shot. Make movies your way, and style them with cool effects and motion titles.

However, lots of people annoyed with incompatibility issues when import DNxHD MXF from Blackmagic to Premiere Elements13/12, and it keeps saying that it doesn’t have the right codec. How can it solved?

From the Blackmagic Video Assist we know that the Blackmagic camcorder captures in ProRes 422 HQ and Avid DNxHD MXF files, and it claims that the recordings can be work with popular editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer without having to transcode or convert the files.

Why importing issues still exsit?

After multi-testing we confirm that Adobe Premiere Elements13/12 seems to work fine if you import your DNxHD MXF footages directly from Blackmagic camcorder or SxS card, but if you have already copied DNxHD MXF recordings to your HDD, the importing error may jump out.

How to solve the importing error?

The best solution is to convert DNxHD MXF to MPEG-2, the format which is proved to be the most compatible one with all the Adobe products, including Adobe After Effects CC. 

Here I highly recommend Pavtube iMixMXF (Best Mac (multi-track) MXF Converter Review) which could be the professional DNxHD MXF converting tool that can work theDNxHD MXF well with Adobe Premiere Elements13/12. It can support the multiple audios as output, would you like to have a try? 

Key Features of Pavtube iMixMXF:
  • iMixMXF Supports batch convert MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, video to MP4, H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, MOV, DV, MPEG-2, FLV, SWF, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, HD Video etc with amazing quality and fast speed.
  • iMixMXF can help you convert then import DNxHD MXF video to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, QuickTime, iTunes and other editing applications.
  • iMixMXF supports import MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, files to all Apple/Android/Windows tablet and smartphone.
  • Batch conversion, concise guidance, friendly interface, three steps, fast speed and best quality.
  • Allows us to edit P2 MXF video files: Clip, Crop, Merge, Apply effect, set output parameter, Snapshot, Rotate etc.
The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it, it is 100% clean and safe:


Convert DNxHD MXF Files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12

Download and install Pavtube iMixMXF Converter on Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.

Step 1. Add DNxHD MXF files

Click "Add Video" button to load DNxHD MXF files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2. Select output format

As mentioned above, MPEG-2 is the best compatible format for all Adobe products, just from "Format" drop-down lists, you can pick “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as Adobe Premiere Elements13/12 preferable editing codec under “Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve…” option as the output format.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting DNxHD MXF to Adobe Premiere Elements13/12 friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Adobe Premiere Elements13/12 easily.

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  1. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert MKV, WEBM, FLV, AVCHD, MTS, MXF, XAVC etc to Adobe Premiere with this guide https://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/mkv-to-premiere-pro.html

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  3. Avdshare Video Converter also helps to convert mxf and other unsupported video files to Adobe Premiere more supported video format.