Canon EOS C300/MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 ( PPro CS6) Workflow

If you have any problem when importing Canon C300 MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, jsut follow this simple guide to transcode C300 MXF to MPEG-2(*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) format for Adobe PPro editing smoothly.

The Canon EOS C300 camera brings Canon's expertise and decades of experience sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture. It supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. However, when you tried to import some C300 MXF files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6( PPro CS6), you just find that this may be a hard work. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn't work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon C300 MXF files to Premiere Pro for smoothly editing.

[Guide] Canon EOS C300/MXF compatability issues with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 ( PPro CS6)

Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac. If you need to run on windows, please download MXF converter for Windows.

Step 1: Connect Canon C300 cam or CF card into computer, and open the brorsoft mxf converter to import files you want to convert.

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

Tip: How to choose the best comaptible format for Adobe CS4/CS3?

Windows users: To get 5.1 channel wth aac, please choose MPEG-2. If you wnat to get a smaller file, you’d better choose WMV format’

Mac users: If you choose MOV as the best format, you can directly play the covnerted video on your comuter with QuickTime, VLC, ect players.

Step 3: Click on "Settings" to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution (1920x1080/1440x1080/1280x720/720x480), 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 Canon C300 MXF to MPEG-2/WMV for Adobe PP CS6 editing on Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion).

After conversion click "Open" to find the resulted videos effortlessly. Then, you can import Canon C300 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for playback and editing without any obstacle.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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