Canon XF705 (MXF) file format
Please allow Premiere Pro to accept the Canon XF705 (MXF) file format. It's H.265 HEVC. Over a month since release, with no ability to edit.
Scott Moore commented
Premiere also won't let you create Proxies with the Canon HEVC-MXF files (something about the audio channels/format) but if you change the file extension to .MPG it does.
So seems to be a limitation with Adobes implementation with the HEVC-MXF format.
Raymond Toms commented
Media browser still not fixed. Import fails. Proxy creation fails with H264 proxy preset, saying it can't handle the extra audio tracks. This is not a problem with 4 track MXF from my Sony X180. Prores proxy takes over 30 x program length to ingest (So a 3hr concert or stage play takes 90Hrs - just to ingest). Even 1080/25p won't play smoothly on a Win10, 3.2GHz computer with 32GB RAM and a Quadro 4000 card.
Jay Farnworth commented
Import is ok but the files are unreviewable and lagging. There's no way to actually edit these files and I'm running:
iMac Pro 2017
3 GHz Intel Xeon
64GB 2666 MHz DDR4
Graphics - Radeon Pro Vega 64 16368mb
YeowKeong Oh commented
Just installed v14.0 and it is able to support XF705 HEVC files but not using media browser. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.
Well to be fair, I had to create optimized media in Resolve as well, and my machine is blazingly capable. HEVC is highly compressed so it's gonna tax a system. At least you can get the files in now! I'm on to Resolve and it's great. Recommend having a look. Makes Premiere feel kinda rinky **** and has a lot of nice detailed features that really make intuitive sense.
Was finally able to import 4k and 1080p HEVC footage. Had a hard time editing with the lag and choppy play with both formats. My computer should be able to handle both formats without any issues. Kinda disappointing. Tried to create a proxy and Adobe rejected the audio format.
We've had success with XF 705 files in PP 2020. However we were not able to search and import the files into PP using the media browser. We had to resort to dragging the footage in from our finder window directly to the bin in the project pane. Not optimal but a workaround.
We are editing on a 2016 MacBook Pro with the most current OS 10.15.1-Catalina
Sam Kutereba-Wall commented
Supported only in name... it's totally unusable...
I spoke with Adobe today. They issued me a credit for 90 days of free service. I suggest everyone else does the same. Its been a year. I refuse to pay any longer until they fix it.
Updated and 4k hvec still not supported. What a joke. Calling tomorrow. I want a refund or I am cancelling
Eric Swartz commented
Updated and still see no files in Media Browser. I see Canon XFHVEC checked and highlighted but the video files do not appear. Nothing has been changed in the parent folder. Very disappointing since I have waited a year to work with them. I can drag the 1080p MXF files onto a sequence but not 4K. 4K still only sees the audio track unless I change the file ext to mpeg.
Lewis Logan commented
It took over a year for the XF705 to be supported... The Canon C500 MK II isn't even out yet and there is already support in this update??? ....
Thank you. But Yeesh.
Trent Happel commented
Sorry for the delay, but Canon XF HEVC support is now in Premiere Pro 14.0.
More information on 14.0:
How much longer until Premiere recognizes the XF705 files? Does Adobe have stock in Davinci? Makes for a really time consuming workflow.
iDealshare VideoGo also helps to convert MXF to MPG, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV etc
I spent an hour on the line with Adobe TS last week and they insisted that it will work - that something was just corrupted with the file structure from the SD cards, even though I'd copied the entire contents as I always do. It took them 3 days and me repeatedly asking the question point blank: "IS PREMIERE COMPATIBLE WITH 4K HEVC FILES FROM THE XF705" for them to finally answer that it's not. Total waste of time, and very revealing what a state of disarray the Premiere division is in. Resolve seems super solid and I'm looking forward to diving in fully. Just a shame I have 9 years of archived projects in Premiere! Pretty sick and tired as a solo director/shooter/editor to be paying £600+/year for the Adobe suite...
We bought Resolve as well. So frustrating that we still can't use Premiere for the XF705 MXF footage!
I just bought resolve. Adobe has their heads up their ***** on this one
6 months ago I spent a whole week talking with Adobe customer service and they assured me that in the next update, the program would edit this file format. 6 months later I still have a camera without being able to use it. Remember that it is a company with more than 21,000 employees and nobody knows how to solve this simple problem.
Maybe they are laughing at us?
Olivier Ravalet commented
When can we use the camera XF705 with Premiere?