The XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF300 takes advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards. Its recorded video file format is .mxf. As you know, MXF is not a good editing vide format for almost softwares. So if you plan to import Canon XF MXF recoridngs to Sony Vegas Pro for editing, you will meet some troubles. Below is a question from a USER.
"I have been using Sony Vegas for over one year to edit my MTS files from Sony camera and have not met any problem. Recently, I was asked to edit some .mxf files, shot by Canon XF300, but found that my Vegas can not read these files. Have any one met the similar problem? I searched on some related forums and many guys there mentioned the P2 MXF importing problem. Do I need to convert the .mxf files to other video formats? I don't want any quality loss."
Then how to make XF300 MXF clips editble for Vegas Pro without any trouble? After googling, you will find using a MXF Converter is the key. According to the requirements we collected from the users of Canon XF300 and other MXF camcorders, the best MXF Converter is supposed to have two advantages. The first and foremost one is the lossless quality of the converted files and the second is the conversion speed. After many tests, here recommended a professional MXF to Sony Vegas Converter. It can transcode Canon XF300 MXF footages to the best format MPG in MPEG-2 codec for editing in Vegas with original quality at 3X~5X faster speed than other that of converters, thanks to its support for NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP(ATI Stream) acceleration technologies. Besides, the powerful MXF to MPEG-2 Converter is also designed with some useful functions, including combining several clips into one for easy transferrring to Sony Vegas, trimming videos, deinterlacing 1080i videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audio tracks, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.
Guide: Change Canon XF300 MXF to the compatible format for Sony Vegas Pro with best video quality
Step 1: Download the free trial version of Canon XF300 MXF to Sony Vegas Converter and install it on your PC. Import the MXF files directly from Canon XF300, or from CF card if you have insert it into a reader.
Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get the MXF files converted with smaller size.
Step 3: 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., in the Profile Settings to get MXF files converted with original quality.
Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding Canon XF300 MXF to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas immediately.
After the MXF to Sony Vegas conversion, you can smoothly transfer/edit Canon XF300 recordings in Sony Vegas Pro.
Tips and tricks for MXF to MPEG-2 Conversion.
1. If you want to join the imported clips into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Deinterlace 1080i files: Click Edit --> Effect --> Deinterlacing.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Get smaller videos: Go to the Profile Settings page and change the parameters from 1920*1080(original) to 1440*1280.
5. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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