This article will teach you how to freely import and edit Canon XF400 4K MXF files in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.

The Canon XF400 Camcorder is a compact, ergonomic camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1″ CMOS sensor, and two XLR audio inputs. The XF400’s optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom with up to 30x Advanced Zoom, a nine-bladed iris for more natural highlights, and five-axis optical image stabilization. Pro-style features include Dual-Pixel Autofocus (DPAF), and dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors with high sensitivity and low noise, supporting Wide DR Gamma.The most important feature of this camcorder is that it can capture 4K videos. However, it’s a headache how to import and edit Canon XF400 4K MXF files in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.

Users may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when importing a Canon XF400 4K movie to Premiere. To solve such issue, I offer you an untimate way-Get third party program to encode Canon XF400 4K MXF to MPEG-2 first before editing.

What I used is UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. It can professionally deal with Canon 4K MXF files and encode them to any codec you want like ProRes, AIC, DNxHD .etc. In addition, if you are a PC user and want to edit Canon XF400 4K videos in Adobe Premiere/Avid/Sony Vegas, then UFUSoft MXF Converter is your first choice. Now download the software on computer and follow below guide to start conversion.

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How to Convert Canon XF400 MXF files for Premiere

Step 1: Run Canon 4K MXF converter and load raw 4K MXF video clips to it through “Add” button. Or drag&drop the files into program directly.

Step 2: Go to Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tip: If necessary, go to “Settings” page to adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., getting the best quality.

Step 3: Click the convert button on the main interface to start transcoding Canon XF400 4K MXF footage to WMV/AVI for editing in Premiere.

When the conversion is completed, you can find the encoded videos via “Open” panel. Now you can edit Canon XF400 4K MXF files in Premiere without any problem.

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