Tricks for Editing Canon C300/C300 Mark ii .MXF files in Premiere Pro
Get some 1080i MXF footages from Canon C300 or 4k MXF files from C300 Mark II but have problem to import to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, CC? No worries. Keep reading and find the best solution here.
“my camera: Canon C300 , Canon C300 Mark II
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.”
The MXF files from Canon C300, C300 Mark ii are a bit hard to handle no matter during importing or playback. If you’ve met the trouble, the best solution is to convert C300, C300 Mark ii MXF to MPEG-2 or WMV format for use in Adobe Premiere CS6.
Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac will be the best way to get Canon .mxf footage into Adobe Premiere Pro without losing quality. With it, you can transcode all MXF files from Canon to Premiere Pro natively supported media format on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What's more, this video converter also provides the optimal presets like ProRes, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for FCP, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, etc. For Windows users, you can get the Canon MXF Converter Windows version. Download it and follow the tutorial below.
Guide: Transcode/Convert Canon C300, C300 Mark II MXF files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro on Mac
Step 1: Launch the Canon MXF to Premiere Pro Converter. Click "Add" icon to load Canon EOS C300, C300 Mark II MXF video files or directly drag the files into file list. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as output format.
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 3: Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon C300, C300 II MXF for importing to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7.
When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files. Now you can edit Canon C300/C300 Mark ii MXF clips in Adobe Premiere Pro without codec problems.
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2. If you only want to convert and deinterlace Canon C300 1080i MXF files for playback on Mac, you can refer to You can refer to Convert/Transcode MXF files to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac to learn the detailed guide.
3. Get more information about converting Canon C300 footages to FCP/iMovie/Avid Media Composer
a. Edit Canon C300 MXF in Final Cut Pro
b. Put Canon C300 MXF footages in iMovie'11
c. Make Canon C300 MXF editable in Avid MC
d. Import Canon C300 MXF files to Sony Vegas Pro
e. Convert Canon C300 MXF files to After Effects
f. Edit Canon C300 MXF footages in FCE
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