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Canon XF305 MXF files don't work in Premiere Pro CS5.Why not

Postby vivian68 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:27 am

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.

[*] Read More: Canon XF300 | Canon XF105 | Canon XF100

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.

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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:

[*] How to convert Canon MXF to FCP 6/7 with multiple audio tracks preserved?
[*] Make Canon MXF compatible with Avid Media Composer
[*] The best way to import Canon MXF to iMovie 8/9/11
[*] Transfer Canon C300 MXF to FCP/Quicktime for editing
[*] Import Canon XF MXF footage to Sony Vegas Pro 11
[*] Editing Canon MXF video with Cyberlink PowerDirector

Note: You can use Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac to burn MXF to DVD on Mac, which is easy to use and can save you much time.

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.
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Re: Canon XF305 MXF files don't work in Premiere Pro CS5.Why

Postby Violet10 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:28 am

Convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid on Mac

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Summary: In this article, you can learn How to convert recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing on Mac, it will help you solve the problems you encountered like importing MXF in FCP 6/7/X, editing MXF in iMovie or FCE, Avid Media Composer workflow with MXF files.

Professional camcorders are widely used in our daily life like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, etc. Most of professional HD camcorders are used MXF as recorded formats. MXF is an open container or wrapper format for professional digital video and audio media, but it is not compatible with most players like QuickTime, iTunes, etc. So many people don't know how to play MXF on Quicktime or edit MXF files with iMovie/FCP/Avid/Premiere on Mac.


Part I: Software Requirement:

Pavtube MXF Converter (Windows or Mac) is mainly used to convert MXF videos recorded by Canon XF series, Panasonic P2 series, and Sony XDCAM series to FCP, FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iPhoto 8/9/11, CyberLink PowerDirector, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc. This is top mxf video converter in the market, it will help you transcode mxf to mov, mkv, etc.

Here is the main interface of the MXF converter for Mac.


Simple guide to convert MXF Videos on Mac.

1.Download and install bestMXF Converter for Mac and add your MXF files.

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2.You can choose rich output formats for editing on Mac,

For example,

Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format;

For editing in imovie, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format;

For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc.


After conversion, you can follow these guides to import clips to software for editing MXF on Mac. The Windows process is as the same.

Tips. How to import video any editing software guide:

Video to FCP7 | FCP X

How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

How to load video files or projects to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac?

Adding media files to Avid Media Composer

With this MXF converter mac, you can edit and play recorded MXF on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, just take a free try on this useful software.

Part II: Canon, Sony, Panasonic Camera/Camcorder and MXF video tips:

1. Canon

Professional Camcorders: Canon XF300 | Canon XF100 | Canon XF305 | Canon C300 |Canon C500


Convert Canon MXF into Avid DNxHD

MXF to iMovie Converter

Let Sony Vegas Work with MXF Files

Transcode Canon MXF to FCP 6/7

Edit MXF in Sony Vegas Pro 11

Import Canon MXF video to Cyberlink PowerDirector

Canon/Panasonic P2 MXF to FCE

2. Sony

Camcorders like: Sony PMW-150


Sony XDCAM MXF into Movie Studio Platinum Suite

Sony XDCAM footage to Final Cut Pro

Sony XDCAM to iMovie for editing

Work with Sony XDCAM IMX in FCP, Avid iMovie, Premiere Pro

3. Panasonic

Camcorder : AG-HPX170/HPX171 | AG-HPX600 | AJ-HPX3700 | AG-HPX250



Convert Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie

P2 footage importing to Davinci Resolve

P2 MXF files to Avid Media Composer

P2 MXF to AVI/MP4 format for playback

Transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Quicktime MOV

Part III: Other realated software for you to take as reference:

Pavtube HD Video Converter (Windows or Mac) | Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter (Windows or Mac) | Pavtube Video converter (Windows or Mac)

Pavtube DVD Creator for (Windows or Mac)

Pavtube Media Magician (Windows or Mac)

All-in-one Converter for you to choose:

Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate | iMedia Converter for Mac

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