Best workflow on editing Canon C300 Mark II videos in Premiere

This article will teach you how to import and edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF videos in Premiere.

Although C300 Mark II camcorder can help users record high quality 4K MXF footages, sometimes, they will find it’s a painful experience when loading Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files into Premiere.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II uses Canon’s new XF-AVC codec. However, the XF-AVC uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, efficiently recording 4K, 2K and HD video to regular memory cards while achieving a high data compression rate and preserving image quality, which is much difficult for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 to recognize and support. Thus, to make Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF videos editable in Premiere, a third-party software is needed here.

After testing a lot of converters online, I chose Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac. The program can easily convert Canon C300 MKII footage to MPEG-2 which seamlessly compatible with Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5. Besides Premiere, it also offers other optimized codecs for NLEs including Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter windows version. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Convert Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Premiere for smooth editing

Step 1. Install and launch the MXF converting program on your Mac. Click “Add” button to load the source Canon C300 Mark II MXF files. (Or you can drag & drop the MXF files to the software’s window list.)

Step 2. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.

Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. For smooth editing, you are advised to set Video Size as 1920*1080

Step 3. Tap Convert button to start transcoding Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MPG videos which can be imported to Premiere 10/11/12/13 directly. Enjoy!