Solve Canon C300 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 issues on Mac OS X Mountain Lion
"Hi, I seem to be having an MXF issue with Premiere Pro playback.
At the moment, I'm looking through a rough assemble I've done on a PPro sequence and then the playback will start getting choppy. The only solution seems to be rebooting PPro, which is obviously very frustrating. The footage is C300 files, stored on my RAID. Why is this happening? My system details are as follows:
My system details are as follows:
MBP early 2011, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
6TB Pegasus R6 RAID connected via Thunderbolt
Mac OS 10.8.2, PPro 6.0.1
Another issue I had which is more annoying that anything is that when I imported the rushes from my C300, PPro decided to import a fairly long (80") interview as loads of separate .MXF files RATHER than joining them together, which FCP seemed to have no problem in doing...How do I sort that out? "
These are quoted words from one C300 user who seems to face the Canon C300 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 issues on Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan/macOS Sierra. There’s doubt that some other C300 users have met the similar troubles. The MXF files from Canon C300 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 MXF to MPEG-2 or WMV format for use in Adobe Premiere CS6. You can follow the easy steps below.
Guide: Transocde Canon MXF to MEPG-2/WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included)
Step 1: Go to download and install the professional Canon C300 MXF Converter for Mac. This software can help you convert Canon C300 MXF to Premiere supported format on Mac without quality loss. If you need to run on windows, please download MXF converter for Windows.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as output format.
Step 3: 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 4: Click "Convert" to start transcode Canon C300 MXF to MPEG-2/WMV for Adobe PP CS6 editing on Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion).
After conversion click "Open" to find the resulted videos effortlessly. Then, you can import Canon C300 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for playback and editing without any obstacle.
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