In this article, I will shows the best method for editing Canon C500 MXF in Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4/5/6 on Mac. If you have problems when importing Canon C500 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac Mopuntain Lion, please follow this post below to know how to import Canon C500 mxf footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4/5/6 for editing without rendering.
Canon has officially announced the EOS C500, the professional 4K video camera output that it promised at the NAB trade show in April. A continuation of the concept of the C500, it can capture Raw 4K video footage and offers frame rates of up to 120fps in compressed 4K. It also captures 2K footage (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) at 12-bit, with 4:4:4 Y'CbCr chroma sub-sampling for high colour resolution. For 4K and 2K recording, uncompressed output is delivered to external recording systems via built-in dual 3G SDI ports. Dual HD-SDI monitor outputs support external live monitoring. Simultaneously, HD content can be written to dual onboard CF cards to provide proxy video for offline NLE systems.
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Canon C500 is very excellent, you may have bought a C500 camcorder and need to edit C500 files in Premiere Pro CS 4/5/6, but C500 MXF files are not well supported by Premiere Pro CS, as you may encounter many audio and video problems, such as bitrate unsupported, and synchronization program.
We did a test, we had only been able to get 35Mbps and 25Mbps files to work in PPro CS4, we have to use CS5 or above to edit natively 50MBPS 422HD recordings with AMA MXF or Canon XF Plugin. To edit C500 MXF videos, you’d better upgrade to CS5/CS6. But some users can’t upgrade to CS5/CS6, what will you do?
MXF to Adobe PPro Converter to take an example. Below is the simple guide on how to convert C500 MXF movies to Premiere Pro CS4/5/6 supported formats.
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this Mac MXF Converter for Premiere Pro, 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 "Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)" as output format. The MXF to Premiere CS Converter for Mac will convert Canon C500 MXF videos to MOV/MPG with the original video resolution.
Step 3. You can click "Settings" button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon C500 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/5/6 on Mac.
After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/5/6 and import the .mpg or .mov files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS.
PS. If you do not know how to import video to Adobe, please reference the following guide:
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