Import Epiphany winter swimming MXF recordings from PMW-500 in Premiere Pro with multi-tracks

Follow this guide to get the best workaround for ingesting and importing the Epiphany winter swimming MXF recordings from Sony PMW-500 to Premiere Pro with multiple audio channels preservation using Apple Prores 422 codec.

With a higher bitrate and better colour space, how does the image quality of this new top-of-the-range PMW-500 compare to the PMW-350? When compared directly to the PMW-350, the all-new PMW-500 on the face of it appears to be identical in general picture quality.


Like PMW-350 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder, Sony PMW-500 supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. It can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.

Maybe you are Participants of an Epiphany winter swimming and have recorded many videos with Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF videos. Want to edit PMW-500 recordings with Premiere Pro before sharing with others? However, you will find Premiere does not work well with MXF files.

Luckily here is an easier way to solve Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF to Premiere Pro importing problem on Mac, you will need to rewrap Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF files to Premiere compatible format and then you won’t encounter any problems.


Software that can help:

Pavtube iMixMXF. I think it’s much easier for me. It can not only convert Sony PMW-500 MXF .mxf to PPro best editing Apple Prores format, but also has editing functions and unique multi-track preserving feature.

For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF files in Premiere Pro with keeping multi audio channels on Mac, here is the fast guide to mix and convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM multi audio channels MXF to Apple Prores 422 for Premiere Pro.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click Add Video to load individual mxf videos; or click Add from folder to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.

Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple Prores 422(*.mov) for editing with Premiere Pro natively.

Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.

Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting multi audio channels MXF from Sony PMW-500 to Prores 422 saving multi audio channels for editing with Premiere Pro on Mac.
You can also follow this guide to learn more How to Import Media Files to Premiere Pro.

Pavtube MXF Mixer for Premiere can help you to convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF video to Apple Prores for Premiere Pro natively for editing on Mac. So it wil solve your Sony PMW-500 XDCAM multi audio channels MXF to Premiere importing problem on Mac.