Import Canon XC10 XF-AVC MXF 4K/1080p to Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5

Diana Joan

Apr 17, 2015 05:14 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Canon XC10 4K camcorder has come to people's view on April, 2015, but it will available in market on June, 2015, which really outstanding and attract videographers' attention. Especially for the new XF-AVC format which developed by Canon for supporting greater workflow efficiency and convenience during the production process for high-image-quality video. But you may ask, any solution to make XC10 MXF editable in Premiere Pro series products or other NLEs, since this new format is not very friendly to many editing software?

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Import Canon MXF to Premiere Pro

Here is a table of the XF-AVC specifications:



Color Sample

Intra Frame2/Long GOP3

File format

Compression format



10 bit


Intra Frame




8 bit



12 bit


Intra Frame/Long GOP


10 bit


8 bit



8 bit


Companies and products supporting XF-AVC:

Adobe, ASSIMILATE, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Codex, Colorfront, FilmLight, Final Cut Pro X, Grass Valley, IN2CORE, Pomfort GmbH,Quantel Ltd, SGO

Support native video and audio formats of Premiere Pro:

3GP, 3G2 (.3gp), Apple ProRes 64-bit, ASF, AVI (.avi), DV (.dv), DNxHD, F4V (.f4v), M1V, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP4, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MP3, MPG, M2V, MTS, MXF, Native MJPEGs, VOB, WMV

For detailed format including still image, audio format, project file formats, etc, you can refer to Adobe Premiere Pro format page.

From here, we can clearly see that import XC10 MXF to Premiere Pro can't be realized. So, in order to make things up, here you will need this Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac(best Mac MXF Converter Review) as the best solution to deal with XC10 MXF to Premiere Pro problem.

How to turn XC10 MXF editable in Premiere Pro on Mac?

Step 1. Launch this app on your Mac

Free download this app on your Mac , even on the Yosemite, this converter will run as smoothly as it should. After successfully installing it, launch this app and click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your XC10 MXF files. You can highlight clips to preview.

load Canon x10 MXF files


If you happen to find that there is no audio shows when you preview your clips, you can click "Properties" to adjust "Audio Stream ID" to have a try.

Step 2. Choose "MPEG-2 (*.mpeg)" for the best format to import XC10 MXF in Premiere Pro

If you just start with your Premiere Pro, you can refer to the presets for it. Click the Format bar and then go to "Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony V...">"MPEG-2 (*.mpeg)" as the most suitable format for editing XC10 MXF in Premiere Pro

choose output file format

Step 3. Adjust A/V parameters if you need

Some users use this XC10 camcorder to shoot 4K, 2K footages which may find that the default setting of this MPEG-2 is not such high in Size (pix). To tackle that, import 3840*2160 (4K), 2048*1080 (2K) in the following box of Size (pix) manually so that you can maintain the 4K, 2K quality.

set file parameters


If you wonder the file size, codec thing about your generated files, you can check those detailed information in the below table.

Step 4. Start to convert XC10 MXF to Premiere Pro as MPEG-2

After setting the file location, then back to the main UI and click this "Convert" button to start your conversion. The conversion speed depends on the file size and your equipment performance, etc. If you happen to forget to set the file location, you can still locate them in the default place.

For newbie who just start to use Adobe Premiere Pro products, here you can refer to this guide to begin with.

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