Summary: If you are facing problems with Canon XF305/XF105/XF100/XF300 MXF when importing to Sony Vegas Pro 11/12, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.
MXF professional camcorders are more and more popular for photographer, cameraman and other people thanks to its high quality videos. Canon XF series camcorders like XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305 all left a deep impression on our minds. It is pity that the MXF files do not always stand for a more advanced experience though MXF is a HD video format with high video quality. So you will meet some troubles if you try to import Canon MXF files to Sony Vegas Pro or other video editing programs for post production.
While transferring the MXF to Sony Vegas, more than one user met the "incompatible error message", as Sony Vegas can’t handle MXF files well. You’d better to find an transfer tool to help me successfully transcode and put MXF recordings to Vegas Pro.
Solution: Download and install Brorsoft MXF to Sony Vegas Pro Converter.
With it, you can easily convert Canon MXF files from XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 MXF files to MPEG-2, the best codec ensuring the best results when using in Sony Vegas. Check a step-by-step instruction on how to convert Canon MXF files to MPEG2 for Sony Vegas Pro 11/12.
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF file converter, just copy the MXF files from the CF cards right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.
Step 2. Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2, which is the Sony Vegas compatible video format. Afterwards, you can set the output folder.
Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into “Profile Settings” interface. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: Click Edit button and you can deinterlace 1080i Canon MXF files for Sony Vegas via checking off the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon MXF to MPEG-2 for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.
After the conversion is finished, just run Vegas and import the generated mpg files. You will find the output video work perfectly on Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12.
Tip: If you have Canon XF, Panasonic P2 MXF files importing and editing issues with Mac tools Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE on Mac, you can try MXF Converter for Mac to get the work done. Learn more MXF tips and tricks from Brorsoft MXF forum.