This article will teach you how to edit Canon C500 4K Raw .MXF in Premiere. Keep reading.
“I am preparing for a Canon C500 shoot. We will be shooting in full 4k Raw. I would like to be able to offload my footage into premier cc for an online 4k edit. Can someone suggest a good Canon C500 4K to Premiere workflow?”
Currently no NLE read Canon RAW natively- you always had to transcode to a proxy for editing. The main reason is that the MXF is not the best editing format for Adobe Premiere Pro. To edit Canon C500 4K clips in Premiere without any issue, you’d better encode Canon C500 4K Raw .MXF to Premiere friendly format with a professional third party program.
To achieve the goal, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is recommended here.
With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon C500 MXF to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. Windows user? Pls turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter PC version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Import Canon C500 4K Raw .MXF to Premiere
Step 1. Install and launch the MXF converting program on your Mac. Click “Add” button to load the source Canon C500 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 C500 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!