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MXF Workflow for Canon XF305 and Adobe Premiere Elements 14

September 9, 2016

Premiere Elements 14 doesn’t supported the MXF well at currently, so users who want to import Canon XF MXF footage into Premiere Elements always feel frustrated.

Q:Issue on importing Canon XF305 MXF into Premiere Elements
"I use Canon XF305 shoot some MXF video when I go on a business trip, but when I import them into Premiere Elements 14, some errors come out in the screen, which stop me from editing. Is there a driver or plugin to natively import the canon xf305 MXF in Premiere Elements 14? An answer from someone at Adobe would be greatly appreciated or if other users have an info I’ll take whatever I can get. Thanks!"



As we know, the best editable video format of Premiere Elements 14 is H.264 and MPEG-2, so in this case, you need a MXF Video Converter program to help you convert your XF305 MXF video to H.264 (*.mov) or MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for V on Mac OS X macOS Sierra or Windows 10. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is your best choice, it is the most popular and easy friendly converter on the market. With the help of MXF codec conversion software, you can easily convert all your MXF to Premiere Elements 14 supported format, and ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Elements 14 . Below is step by step on how to make Premiere Elements 14 work with Canon XF305 footage smoothly. If you are running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version - MXF Converter.



Transcode Canon XF305 MXF to Premiere Elements edit-friendly format
1. Add MXF files
Run the best Canon MXF file converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load Canon XF305 .mxf videos for converting.



2. Choose Premiere friendly format

Click “Format” bar and then move your pointer Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as target format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.



Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

3. Start XF305 MXF conversion

Tap "Convert" button to start converting Canon XF305 MXF to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements under Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is done, you can transfer Canon XF305 MXF footage into Premiere Elements for editing smoothly with ease.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MXF to Premiere Elements Converter allows you to convert MXF video to kinds of NLEs; just choose a proper output format. If you want to edit MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)”.

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