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Converting Canon XC10 4K MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro

Canon XC10, a professional Ultra HD 4K camcorder, which is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video. It uses the new XF-AVC movie recording codec, employs the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, and packages shootings 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 XC10 MXF files into Premiere Pro as following:

"We received .MXF video files and are unable to bring them in via import. We're on Premiere Pro CS6 (mac)."

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

"Tried import MXF and Adobe PP gave me an error saying that that was the wrong way to import media."

In fact, the Canon XC10 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 XC10 owners get rid of this trouble, here I will take the Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac as example to show you how to transcode Canon XC10 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 XC10 as well as C500, 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 Brorsoft 4K video converter for help.

Read More: Canon XC10 Workflow with FCP | Canon XC10 Workflow with iMovie

 ( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)  

How to convert Canon XC10 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1: Load MXF footage

Launch the program and click "Add" button to import the Canon XC10 MXF files to the top MXF to MPEG-2 Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Select output format

Go to "Format" menu and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format for using XC10 4K MXF in Adobe e 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 XC10 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 XC10 MXF files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 to start editing.

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