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Solve importing Problem: Canon C300 mxf video not reading in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

“Can Premiere Pro CS6 edit MXF files from the Canon C300 camcorder? I know that Premiere Pro CS6 can render to the part of MXF format but can it handle raw MXF files. The Canon site lists various compatible editors for this camcorder, but does not list Premiere Pro CS6 (it includes Final Cut, Avid etc).”

The Canon EOS C300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. If you use Canon EOS C300 for recording videos, you may want to edit them in Adobe Premiere Pro, however, you may sometimes face the problem that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5/CS6 does not recognize the MXF files you get. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn’t work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon C300 MXF files to Premiere Pro for smoothly editing.

[Guide] Canon EOS C300/MXF compatability issues with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 ( PPro CS6)
Downloading the App-  MXF Converter for Mac. If you need to run on windows, please download MXF converter for Windows.
  

Step 1: Connect Canon C300 cam or CF card into computer, and open the mxf converter to import files you want to convert.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as output format.
Tip: How to choose the best comaptible format for Adobe CS6?
Windows users: To get 5.1 channel wth aac, please choose MPEG-2. If you wnat to get a smaller file, you’d better choose WMV format.

Mac users: If you choose MOV as the best format, you can directly play the covnerted video on your comuter with QuickTime, VLC, ect players.
Step 3: Click on “Settings” to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), frame rate (24p/30p), bitrate, audio channels, etc. For users who would like to retain exactly the same settings (without any quality loss), set target settings the same to source video.
Step 4: Click “Convert” to start transcode Canon C300 MXF to MPEG-2/WMV for Adobe PP CS6 editing on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion).
After conversion click “Open” to find the resulted videos effortlessly. Then, you can import Canon C300 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for playback and editing without any obstacle.

October 25, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe Premiere CS 6MXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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