Question:

“my camera: Canon XF100

my software: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

I thought the original file be okay for Premiere Pro, but i get messages about unknown compression format. Please inform me about the compatible format i must use for editing in Premiere Pro CS6.”

 

Both the following work flow will do the trick:

Method 1. Canon XF Utility. Use the Canon XF Utility to create a single MXF file of your spanned clips on the memory card and import the new file into the project.

 

Method 2. To solve the incompatible trouble you’d better change Canon XF100 MXF a native format for importing to Premiere Pro CS6. To get the best quality with 5.1 sound, you can MXF to MPG. If you also want to play it with QuickTime, you can reformat XF100 MXF to MOV videos. If you want to get a smaller file for quickly editing, you can encode Canon XF100 MXF to WMV.

As you seen above, Pavtube Canon MXF to Premiere Pro Converter for Mac is the best choice for you. With the Mac app, you not only can convert Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF video to MOV, MPG, WMV, you also can batch convert MXF clips to ProRes 422 for FCP (X), AIC for iMovie/FCE, etc. with included Profiles. I believe it is helpful for you. Below is a very easy guide on Canon XF100 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro’s native formats conversion.

  • PS: If you are a Windows user, please choose the Canon MXF Converter, the workflow is the same.

Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Download, install and run the professional Mac XF100 MXF to Premiere Pro Converter.

After connecting your Canon XF100 camcorder to Mac via USB, you can just drag and drop them to the program window. Or click “Add Video” to load mxf videos, otherwise you can “Add from folder” to load all the raw videos in .mxf format.

Note: Batch converting mode is supported, so you can add several files at a time.

pic 3 Two Ways to Import Canon XF100 MXF to Premiere Pro CS6 for editing on Mac

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg), WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv) or MOV(AVC)(.mov) as output format.

adobe mpeg 2 Two Ways to Import Canon XF100 MXF to Premiere Pro CS6 for editing on Mac

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 MXF to MPEG-2/WMV/MOV for Premiere Pro CS6 editing on Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion).

After conversion, please click “Open” to find the exported video. Then, you can transform video files to Premiere Pro CS6 for editing without any obstacle. Congratulations!

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