Import Canon XC15 MXF Video to Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro for Editing

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“Having just bought the XC15 camera I’m now confused as to how to import / work with the Canon XF-AVC files in Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro.”

Canon just announced the XC15, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use. A successor to the Canon XC10, the new compact Canon XC15 enables capturing 4K UHD 3840×2160 4:2:2 8-bit recording at up to 305Mbps with the XF-AVC Intra codec. FHD 1920×1080 4:2:2 8-bit video is recorded to SD cards with XF-AVC Log GOP as well.

Why we need to convert the XC15 footage for Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro? On one hand, MXF format can’t be natively supported by many professional video editing applications including Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro. On the other hand, it also would be a bit hard to handle 4K video with Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro. So the easy workaround to import Canon XC15 4K MXF into Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro smoothly is transcoding. UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use yet solid tool to help you do the Canon XC15 MXF to MPEG-2 conversion.

With it, you can effortlessly convert 4K MXF to MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec, Apple ProRes, DNxHD and more. This is a smart tool for MXF users to preview and convert 4K, 1080p MXF recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid Media Composer to do further editing. If you have MXF editing issues on Windows PC, get the MXF Video Converter to solve the problem. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to rewrap XC15 4K/HD MXF files to MPEG-2 for editing in Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro natively.

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Transcoding Canon XC15 4K MXF files to Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1. Import Canon XC15 MXF files

Install and launch the MXF to Premiere/Sony Vegas converter, then click “Add Video” button to browse to a Canon XC15 .mxf clip and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple .mxf videos.

Canon XC15 MXF to Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro

Step 2. Choose the optimized preset for Premiere/Vegas Pro

The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas. You can select MOV (Entitled Premiere), WMV or MPEG-2 from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas Pro” as the output format. All output videos will keep the original quality of XC15 MXF files video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS4, CS4 or Sony Vegas Pro and more. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2.

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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. Start Canon XC15 MXF to Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro conversion

When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start rewrapping Canon XC15 4K MXF files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro or Sony Vegas Pro on Windows or Mac OS X. Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated files.

After the conversion, you can import the converted XC15 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro (the latest Premiere Pro CC included) or Sony Vegas Pro for further editing smoothly.