Summary: If you encountered problems with Canon XF305/XF105/XF100/XF300 MXF when importing to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac OS X, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.
Canon XF305, XF105, XF100, XF300 camcorders are all very popular sellers in the canon XF series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought one and need to edit Canon MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. So, come with a question- can Premiere Pro CS5 edit MXF files from the Canon XF camcorder?
A bit frustrating. The MXF files are not well supported by Premiere Pro CS5, as you may encounter many audio and video problems. And I know that Premiere Pro CS5 can render to the part of MXF format, but it can’t handle raw MXF files. The Canon site lists various compatible editors for this camcorder, but Premiere Pro CS5 is not in the list (It includes Final Cut, Avid etc). So, how to import Canon MXF footage in Premiere Pro CS5 for editing smoothly?
The best way is to convert Canon XF305/XF105/XF100/XF300 footage to Premiere Pro CS5 compatible format, like MOV (AVC), which is the best format for Premiere Pro CS5 editing on Mac. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac (a professional Mac MXF to Premiere Pro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. For Windows user, get the MXF Converter.
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 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 "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)".
Step 3. You can click "Settings" button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon MXF to H.264 MOV for importing to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac.
After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and import the generated .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 as well as for CS5.5, CS6.