Canon XF305 MXF files don't work in Premiere Pro CS5. Why not
Summary: If you encountered problems with Canon XF305 MXF when importing to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac, you can follow this article to solve it.
Along with the XF300, the XF305 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 XF305 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 widely available Compact Flash cards.
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Canon's adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF305 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata. The codec's 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF305's superior resolution and color in spectacular detail.
"Can Premiere Pro CS5 edit MXF files from the Canon XF305 camcorder? I know that Premiere Pro CS5 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 CS5 (it includes Final Cut, Avid etc)."
Canon XF305 camcorders are very excellent, the XF305 series is one of the best seller series camcorder in the canon XF series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought a Canon XF305 camcorder and need to edit XF305 files in Premiere Pro CS5, but XF305 MXF files are not well supported by Premiere Pro CS5, as you may encounter many audio and video problems, such as bitrate unsupported, and synchronization program.
How to edit XF305 MXF files in Premiere Pro CS5 smoothly? The best way is to convert Canon XF305 MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 compatible codec, like MOV. MOV format is best for Premiere Pro CS5 editing on Mac, you can edit MOV videos in Premiere Pro CS5 without problems, so Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac(a professional MXF to Premiere Pro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. Below is a guide for you.
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 Converter, just copy the MXF files from the CF cards right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)", or choose "Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)" as output format. The MXF to Premiere CS5 Converter for Mac will convert Canon XF305 MXF videos to MOV/MPG with the original video resolution.
Step 3. You can click "Settings" button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon XF305 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac.
After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and import the .mpg or .mov files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
PS. If you do not know how to import video to Adobe, please reference the following guide:
[*] Adobe Premiere Pro workflow: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac
Why choose Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac?
Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders etc. to formats compatible with your video editing software like Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more. It can convert (P2) MXF files to Premiere Pro CS5 supported format with best audio & video quality and the conversion speed is very fast.
Canon MXF related guides:
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