I think After Effects CC could import my MXF footage from Sony PXW-FS5 without any trouble, but things do not go well. When I import these MXF files into After Effects CC, the program reject the file. I met a lot of problems. Search from the Google, I found After Effects CC can’t support Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC L encoding format. Some people say I need to convert MXF to another format to suit After Effects CC. So now I hope is there a no quality loss conversion process for me to finish the work.
Have some MXF files videos, but After Effects CC does not recognize the XAVC L codec? If so, follow the easy workaround here to solve MXF files to After Effects CC incompatible issues.
Sony PXW-FS5 captures UHD video using a Super 35mm-sized sensor for cinematic imagery. Though Sony PXW-FS5 mall in size, it incorporates professional features that differentiate it from consumer and DSLR/mirrorless cameras and make it suitable for use on productions reality TV, and commercial and corporate applications. Besides, it offers a choice of XAVC or AVCHD codecs. The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 is limited to HD recording. The PXW-FS5 records to XAVC-L QFHD 8-bit 420 (up to 30fps) and HD 10-bit 422 (up to 60fps) internally.
MXF is a container format that can encapsulate different audio and video encoding, even the multi-stream files. You must have recorded many MXF files if you own a Sony PXW-FS5. However, to directly edit MXF footage in After Effects CC is impossible, because After Effects CC cannot support Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC L encoding format. You need to transcode Sony PXW-FS5 MXF files to After Effects CC supported format-H.264 MOV by best MXF Converter. Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony PXW-FS5 footage to H.264 using Acrok MXF Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony PXW-FS5 MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer and more. Plus, the built-in Editor features enables you to trim, crop, add effect to your video clips as you want.
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Tip on convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K video for editing software
1. Sony PXW-FS5 FCP | Convert FS5 4K XAVC to FCP X/7/6 ProRes
2. Sony PXW-FS5 Premiere Pro – Edit 4K XAVC in Premiere Pro CC and CS6
How to convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K MXF footage for After Effects CC?
Step 1: Import sources Sony PXW-FS5 footage.
Start and run the top Sony MXF Converter on your computer, import your Sony PXW-FS5 4K MXF files into the software by clicking the Add Files.
Step 2：Choose H.264 MOV format to output.
From the Format bar drop-down, select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3: Start converting XAVC L to H.264.
Go to the Convert on the main UI and hit it to start the Sony PXW-FS5 footage to After Effects CC conversion process.
Step 4. Import the converted files to After Effects CC
After conversion, Choose the video and click Open to get the output footage then ingest them to After Effects CC for smooth editing.