When you back up footage shot on Canon XF Camcorder XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305/C300/C500 to your PC, everything else from the card backed up fine except all these MXF files.
If you are using Sony Vegas Pro to perform further editing, you will find Sony Vegas Pro does not work well with the Canon XF MXF videos.
How to import Canon MXF to Sony Vegas for editing? Sony Vegas deals very well with WMV files, but how to convert these damned Canon XF MXF files to WMV for Sony Vegas?
If you have any problem like not import mxf, the video is squeezed or without the right aspect ratio, you may follow the guide below about how to convert and import Canon XF MXF to WMV/MOV/MPG in Sony Vegas.
1. Add Canon XF MXF videos to Canon XF MXF Video Converter.
Download Canon XF MXF Video Converter, launch the app and load MXF files into the program. You can simply drag and drop files into the converter or click “Add” to browse for your MXF files.
2.Choose WMV/MPG/MOV for Sony Vegas.
Choose output format for Sony Vegas. Click the “Format” option and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) as output format. If you look for a HD output, you can follow “Format” > “HD Video” and choose the HD format you prefer. Have a try with H.264 HD Video (*.mp4), and you will be impressed by its output quality.
With the default profile, you will keep the original video resolution and audio for editing in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD.
3. Merge Canon XF MXF files. (Optional)
Join Canon XF MXF files and convert. The function of joining/merging multiple MXF files together into one single file. It’s indeed very useful function when you have plenty of MXF clips that needed to be combined to edit in Sony Vegas. If you want to join your imported files together, just make sure the “Merge into one file” checkbox is ticked (next to Settings button). After that, you can start the Canon XF MXF to Sony Vegas (*.WMV) now.
After the conversion, import the wmv videos to Sony Vegas and adjust the Project Properties of the video file.
1. If you are using other non-linear editing software instead of Sony Vegas Pro, you may also use the Canon XF MXF Video converter to make the Canon XF MXF videos compatible with Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, etc.
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