Import/Edit Canon C300/C500 MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/5/6/CC7

In this article, I will shows the best method for editing Canon C300/C500 MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 or Premiere Pro CC7 on Mac. If you have problems when importing Canon C300/C500 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac OS X, please follow this post below to know how to import Canon C500 mxf footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4/5/6 /CC7 for editing without rendering.

Canon began a rollout of a family of Cinema EOS cameras in the Fall of 2011. The EOS C300 made its debut in November 2011 as an HD-only camera that captured digital HD in-camera to Compact Flash cards. It employed an innovative new Super 35mm 4K image sensor to originate that HD. The EOS C500 followed in 2012 as a digital cine camera having a far broader capability in the digital image formats it originated. It delivers a choice of 4K, 2K, or HD uncompressed files for external recording. It is intended for very high-end origination of movies or television production.

Canon C300/C500 is very excellent, you may have bought a Canon C300/C500 camcorder and need to edit Canon C300/C500 files in Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7, but C300/C500 MXF files are not well supported by Premiere Pro CS/CC, as you may encounter many audio and video problems, such as bitrate unsupported, and synchronization program.

We did a test, we had only been able to get 35Mbps and 25Mbps files to work in PPro CS4, we have to use CS5 or above to edit natively 50MBPS 422HD recordings with AMA MXF or Canon XF Plugin. To edit Canon C300/C500 MXF videos, you’d better upgrade to CS5/CS6. But some users can’t upgrade to CS5/CS6/CC7, and still some Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 users can’t import Canon C300/C500 MXF files, what will you do?

In fact, it is an easy solution for many users, it can save money and same time. The most importnat is that the conversion won’t reduce the video qaulity. Here we run an top tool UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as the Canon C300/C500 MXF to Adobe PPro Converter to take an example. Below is the simple guide on how to convert Canon C300/C500 MXF movies to Premiere Pro CS4/5/6/CC7 supported formats.

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Step 1. After downloading, install and run this Mac MXF Converter for Premiere Pro, just copy the Canon C300/C500 MXF files from the CF cards right to your hard drive, import the Canon C300/C500 mxf files to the software.

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click “Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as output format. The MXF to Premiere CS/CC Converter for Mac will convert Canon Canon C300/C500 MXF videos to MOV/MPG with the original video resolution.

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Step 3. You can click “Settings” button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon Canon C300/C500 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/5/6 or CC7 on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7 and import the .mpg or .mov files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS/CC.

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