We write this tutorial to help those who are having issues editing Canon XF400 XF-AVC footage in Premiere Pro CC smoothly. It explains a workaround to transcode Canon XF400 video to MPEG-2 codec for use in Premiere Pro CC with optimum performance.
The Canon XF400 Camcorder is a compact, ergonomic camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1″ CMOS sensor, IP streaming, and two XLR audio inputs. The camera records Full HD 1080p and UHD 4K up to 60 fps – captured to dual SD card slots – and outputs via an HDMI 2.0 port. The new Canon XF-AVC is a standard that defines each recording method for the visual and audio data components that make up individual video files. If you can’t edit the 4K .mxf footage in Adobe editing software, below content will be helpful.
For a faster and more fluid Canon XF400 and Premiere Pro CC workflow, we would recommend transcoding Canon XF400 footage to MPEG-2 first by Acrok 4K Video Converter. MPEG-2 is Premiere Pro CC’s favorite editing codec, which Premiere Pro CC will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to encode Canon XF400 video files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC editing on Windows 10.
Converting Canon XF400 4K XF-AVC for Editing in Premiere Pro CC
Step 1: Import Canon XF400 videos
Install and launch the 4K Video Converter and load the .mxf recordings to it.
Step 2: Select output file format
Tap the Format bar and select Editing Software > Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg), which is the best format for Premiere Pro CC.
Tips: (Optional) Choose “Settings” to set video resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim Canon XF400 videos, click “Edit” menu.
Step 3: Convert Canon XF400 4K XF-AVC to MPEG-2 format.
Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert” icon on the right-bottom to start Canon XF400 4K XF-AVC to MPEG-2 process. When the conversion is done, you can easily import converted 4K video to Premiere Pro CC for furthering professional editing.