Import and Edit Canon XC15 4K MXF in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

The XC15 features a 1″ 12MP CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to Ultra HD 4K resolutions at up to 29.97 fps and 1080p at up to 59.94p, and an integrated f/2.8 – 5.6, 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode. The camera has separate focus and zoom rings and offers auto and manual focus controls. The XC15 supports both CFast and SD cards like the XC10 did. 4K video records to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mbps in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec; while 1080p video writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper. As far as we know, Adobe Premiere Pro has claimed its natively support for Canon MXF, with no transcoding required, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options though, many Canon users still meet kinds of issues whenever importing Canon XC15 MXF files into Premiere Pro as following:

“We received Canon XC15 .MXF video files and are unable to bring them in via import. We’re on Premiere Pro CS6 (mac).”

“Tried to import Canon XC15 MXF files to Premiere 5.5 but to no avail. The error says: The file has an unsupported compression type.”

“Tried import Canon XC15 MXF and Adobe PP gave me an error saying that that was the wrong way to import media.”

In fact, the Canon XC15 recording video format MXF, a self-container format, which is not an ideal format for most editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro. And from Adobe Premiere Pro official website you will know that it can support MPEG-2 encoded MOV files well, and MPEG-2 codec is the native codec for Adobe Premiere Pro. In this case, for the purpose of helping XC15 owners get rid of this trouble, here I will take the UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as example to show you how to transcode Canon XC15 4K XF-AVC MXF to MPEG-2 video for smooth editing in Premiere Pro.

This program can easily transcode Canon MXF files to Premiere Pro highly compatible MPEG-2 codec from XC15 as well as XC10, C500, C300 Mark II, C300, XF305, XF100, XF300… without quality loss. In addition, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP .etc. Moreover, it also is a professional video editing software to assist users with trimming, cropping, splitting, merging attaching subtitles… to create your own videos. If you are a Windows user, you can turn to the UFUSoft 4K video converter for help.

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How to convert Canon XC15 4K XF-AVC MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro?

Step 1: Load 4K XF-AVC MXF footage

Launch the program and click “Add” button to import the Canon XC15 4K XF-AVC MXF files to the top MXF to MPEG-2 Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Canon XC15 4K XF-AVC MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 2: Select output format

Go to “Format” menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format for using XC15 4K MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro.

XC15 4K MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro

Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3. When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping Canon XC15 4K MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated files. And now import the converted Canon XC15 MXF files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 to start editing.

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