If you have a Canon XF300 or Canon XF305 camcorder and recorded .MXF video files (1920×1080) but failed to import directly into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7. The MXF files originally should work fine in Premiere Pro CS6, but you don’t know what happened. So you will consider to convert Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to a format best work in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7. And how to do it? Here is the best answer I’ve googled. “If you want to transcode the footage to something intermediate I would recommend MPEG-2(*.mpg) or WMV (if on a PC) or H.264 (*.mov) (if you’re on a Mac). Those two codecs are good codecs that handle recompression well and standup well in other areas of post-production (color grading, graphics, compositing, etc.).”
Knowing that, what software is the best choice to deal with the format problem? How to wrap Canon XF300/XF305 MXF for editing in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7? The answer is a UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Windows or Mac– expert for dealing with MXF problems. This MXF Converter is an ideal MXF converter tool developed for camcorder users, especially for those who have a professional Panasonic P2 camcorder, Canon XF camcorder, Sony XDCAM or any other camcorders that shoot videos in MXF format. It has both Windows and Mac Version. To convert Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to MPG/WMV for Premiere Pro, UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for PC is the best choice; To transcode Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to MOV on Mac, you can choose UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Here is a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Download, install and run the professional Windows or Mac Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to Premiere Pro Converter.
After connecting your Canon XF300/XF305 camcorder to Windows or Mac via USB, you can just drag and drop them to the program window. Or click “Add Video” to load Canon XF300/XF305 mxf videos, otherwise you can “Add from folder” to load all the raw videos in .mxf format.
Note: Batch converting mode is supported, so you can add several files at a time.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg), WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv) or MOV(AVC)(.mov) as output format.
Step 3: Click on “Settings” to redefine output quality. You can also set a different video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), 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 XF300/XF305 MXF to MPEG-2/WMV/MOV for Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 editing on Windows or Mac OS X.
After conversion, please click “Open” to find the exported video. Then, you can transform converted video files to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 for editing without any obstacle. Congratulations!