In 2010 Canon released its new lineup of professional file-based camcorders. The recording format used in these camcorders incorporates MPEG-2 video with bitrates up to 50 Mbit/s and 16-bit linear PCM audio in what Canon has called XF codec. Canon claims that its flavor of MXF is fully supported by major NLE systems including Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, and Grass Valley EDIUS.
Canon MXF importing and editing issue
However, a lot of Canon camcorder users from different forums complain that they have problems when working Canon MXF video with the popular NLE editing application just the conditions listed below:
“I’m having a problem to import Canon MXF files into Media Composer. It’s been shot using CompactFlash cards 32GB on Canon 100. Although I’m able to play it back on the LCD camera’s screen, yet, I can’t import them into the Avid project. (File>import)”
“I try to import a combination of MP4, MTS, and MXF files into Final Cut X so I can start editing. I am impressed that Final Cut recognizes and imports all of the native footage without having to convert or install 3rd party plugins. The only problem is that I can not figure out how to import the MXF files from my Canon C300 as single large clips. I can only bring them in as spanned clips.”
“The MXF file comes from a canon XF305 camcorder that I borrowed. I can play MXF file in VLC player, but when drop the mxf file into premiere cs4, it gives an error and does not play.Is there a free solution to make this work?”
Solution to fix Canon MXF importing/editing issue
Looking for a comprehensive solution to fix all Canon MXF NLE import and editing issue, here, you can’t miss Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has full importing support for MXF files captured from all Canon MXF camcorder including Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Canon XF405, Canon XF400, Canon XF205, Canon XF200, etc.
Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple MXF files into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time. With this powerful application, you can easily transcode Canon MXF files to various popular NLE program preset profile editing codec such as Apple Prores codec for Final Cut Pro, Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas specially optimized editing codec. Apart from that, you can also convert Canon MXF to other popular digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, H.264, H.265, etc or hot devices preset profile formats for convenient device playback or online sites sharing.
Edit Canon MXF with built-in editing options
Apart from converting Canon MXF files for you, the program also works as a simple Canon MXF editor to assist you to complete some simple editing task. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts in the beginning or end, crop video to remove black edges or unwanted size area, deinterlace interlace video into progressive form, add video/imgae/transparent text watermark to video, merge separate video into one file, apply specia rendering effects, etc.
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Step by Step to Fix Canon MXF NLE Import and Editing Issue
Step 1: Load Canon MXF files into the application.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source Canon MXF video files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Click the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your preferred NLE editing program preset profile formats.
Apple Prores for FCP X or Adobe Premiere Pro
DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie
Step 3: Merge or deinterlace MXF files.
Merge MXF files
Check the MXF files that you want to combine into one on the main interface, then click the “Move up” or “Move down” arrow under the video file displaying window to adjust your source video file order according to your own needs. By checking the “Merge into one file” option beside the “Settings” button, the program will join all the selected Canon MXF video into one single file.
Deinterlace MXF files
Switch to the “Effect” tab, check off “Deinterlacing” option to transform the interlaced video into a progressive form to keep good image quality.
Step 4: Begin the final conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Canon MXF to NLE software preferrable editing formats.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.