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Working with Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4k MXF in After Effects CC/CS6/CS5

October 7, 2016

In order to import Canon XC10 4K MXF files to After Effects CC/CS6 for editing without any trouble, the only method for you is to convert the Canon MXF files to AE compatible format with a professional tool. Here is how.

"I got 4K MXF videos from my clients which are captured by Canon XC10 camcorder. The recordings are played well, but the problem is that I am unable to open Canon XC10 mxf files in AE CS6. It gave me the 'file damaged or unsupported' error message in AE. Why does this happen? Any help would be much appreciated."

The basic reason is that MXF is not a natively supported format for After Effects . Canon XC10 is a popular professional HD camcorder. It adopts the industry-standard MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 Codec (Canon XF Codec, MXF). In order to successfully import MXF to After Effects for editing, the best solution is to convert MXF to After Effects most compatible formats like MPEG-2, WMV.



To achieve the goal, Brorsoft MXF to After Effects Converter Mac is highly recommended to you which can help you transcode Canon XC10 MXF file to After Effects supported format-MPEG/MOV(AVC) without quality loss. This professional App also supplies other technical codecs for NLEs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid .etc Get the equivalent verion for PC user -Brorosft MXF Converter. Now, download the right version to fit your computer OS and start Canon XC200 to After Effects conversion.



Transcoding Canon XC10 MXF video to Adobe After Effects:

Step 1. Copy the Canon XC10 4K MXF videos to your computer. Launch the video converter, and you may either click "Add" button to import .mts, .mxf files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple MXF files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".



Step 2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPEG format.



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 XC10 .mxf to .mpg for importing to After Effects CS6 on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe After Effects CC/CS6 and import the generated .mpg files. You will find the output video work perfectly on After Effects CS6 as well as for After Effects CC, CS5, CS4.

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