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Convert/Import Canon XF300 MXF to MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro

Canon’s adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF300 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, The XF300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.For added versatility, XF300 can be customized to record in both 60i/50i, 60p/50p, and 24p/25p (this optional upgrade must be performed by a Canon Factory Service Center).
So you will encounter the problem while importing the Canon XF300 MXF files to Adobe Premiere Pro 6.0 or its earlier versions of CS4, CS5, CS5.5, or even Premiere Elements, you may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when exporting a movie composed of MXF clips, whether it’s to AVI, H.264, etc., this error comes up, in particular when the movie is “long”, i.e. a half minute to a minute. Otherwise, with short clips there is no problem.
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It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The Internet is full of discussions on this issue, but we don’t know why Adobe can’t fix it? The bottom line, however, is that once you convert your Canon XF300 MXF files to H.264 MOV using MXF Video Converter, there are absolutely no problems regardless of file length…which in our case is perhaps a four minute movie.
We were concerned with possibly losing quality by transcoding Canon XF300 MXF to H.264 for Premiere Pro. But a side-by-side comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference. We thought some users might want to know this because it permits Premiere Pro users to rectify this problem and continue on with it. So we share the workaround here for people who wanna import Canon XF300 MXF to Premiere Pro for edit without meeting the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN”.

Free Download MXF Conerter (Windows & Mac),install it.

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(Note: If you are a Mac user and want to edit your Canon XF300 MXF clips in FCP, FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer smoothly, MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.)

How to transcode Canon XF300 MXF to H.264 MOV for Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and launch the MXF Converter to your PC, and then load source Canon XF10 MXF clips to the software. You can import Canon XF300 MXF clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Choose H.264 as output format for Premiere Pro. MXF to Premiere Converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. For encoding MXF to H.264, please click “Profile” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.
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Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Click the arrow button to start converting Canon XF300 MXF to H.264 MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported H.264 MOV files for Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. The MXF Converter enables anyone with MXF files to use use any non-linear editor as long as they convert Canon XF300 MXF to a recognizable format, easily done with mxf video converter!

July 2, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 5Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 6MXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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