Why MXF files from Canon C300 not reading in Premiere Pro CS 6?

Don't know how to import Canon C300 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for further editing? Follow this guide, you will learn how to accomplish it within a few clicks. 

Canon EOS C300 is an old but still popular professional HD camcorder. It adopts the industry-standard MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 Codec (Canon XF Codec, MXF), unleashing the power of Super 35mm CMOS sensor and HD video lens. Supporting a maximum recording bit rate of 50Mbps, C300 delivers professional film-standard quality in a compact size. Also, 4:2:2 color sampling offers twice the volume of color data, doubling the level of color resolution., minimizing jagged edges to ensure ample quality for chroma key composition and color corrections.

You must be satisfied with the HD MXF recordings when playing. The MPEG-2 MXF is a high compression format that make it to be difficult to be supported by some softwares. Lucklily, some plugins have been released to make the MXF videos from C300 playable. Canon C300 camcorders are very excellent and also top in the photography market. You may have bought a Canon C300 camcorder and need to edit C300 files in Premiere Pro CS6, but C300 MXF files are not well supported by Premiere Pro CS6, as you may encounter many audio and video problems, such as bitrate unsupported, and synchronization program.


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How to edit C300 MXF files in Premiere Pro CS6 smoothly? The best way is to convert Canon C300 MXF to Premiere Pro compatible codec, like MOV. MOV format is best for Premiere Pro editing on Mac, you can edit MOV videos in Premiere Pro CS6 without problems, so Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac(a professional MXF to Premiere Pro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. Download it and below is a guide for you.

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

Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)" as output format.

The MXF to Premiere Converter for Mac will convert Canon C300 MXF videos to MOV/MPG with the original video resolution.

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 C300 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac.

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

PS. If you do not know how to import video to Adobe, please reference the following guide:

Adobe Premiere Pro workflow: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

Why choose Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac?

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive video tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders etc. and BD/DVD/other videos to formats compatible with your video editing software like Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more. It can convert all kinds of media files to Premiere Pro CS6 supported format with best audio & video quality and the conversion speed is very fast. Have a try now!

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