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.
Whats the point of this ''Uservoice'' platform when clearly ADOBE don't respond. What do Canon have to say about this, as they were clearly selling this with the editing capacity on major platforms?
Well the camera looks good sitting on my shelf. Lucky I dont have to give my work's c200 back at any point soon.
Come on now!!!!
I just sent my XF705 back because Adobe is still behind on supporting the H.265 HEVC. I would of hoped they (Adobe) would have given us a little more information by now. I'm all about giving them a little time, but the XF705 has been out long enough for Adobe to adopt Canon's format.
Purchasing the XF705 was the worst gear choice I have made in 20 years.
Silence from Adobe is deafening.. please Adobe just give us some info, even an approx timescale as to when you expect to support this codec?
Dan Hyman commented
Well done Anthony. I'm taking the same route in another direction and selling my Canon gear. Also, looking at Resolve and cancelling full team monthly membership with CC.
4 months and counting Adobe.. this is gear needed for professionals, not a new music album.
Anthony Nalli commented
Thank you for introducing me to Davinci Resolve Studio. Since Adobe is painfully behind in supporting the H.265 HEVC file format from Canon's new flagship XF705 camcorder which was released at the end of last year, I've been forced to transcode my XF705's files in Resolve before being able to use them in Adobe Premiere.
I did that for a while and then thought "Hey, why am I transcoding in a program I've paid for once then editing in a program I pay for each and every month?"
So guess what? I'm going to stop!
So, Adobe, because of your slow updates on the program I've been paying for for years... until right now... I'd like to thank you for allowing me to discover your much more proactive and affordable competitor.
A long time (former) customer to your subscription service.
Dan Hyman commented
It does not. Just tried it. Probably gonna sell my XF705. Anyone in the market for a killer camera with no support?
Canon tech today said that he was told Premiere v13.1 now supports the Canon XF705. It hasn't for me...has it for anyone? Please let us know if it did.
For me, I still can't import MXF files. Says not supported. If I change extension to MPG, I get random green flashes on playback.
Eric Swartz commented
Shot footage in December and was super excited at first. I loved the camera (except the rolling iris) but now have a very upset client because we sit and wait for our workflow in Adobe. get it together Adobe!!
John Giannini commented
NAB starts on Monday April 8th. I will be complaining directly to the Adobe PP reps who will be on hand. I hope anyone else who will be attending NAB will do the same. Maybe if Adobe gets enough face to face shaming they will finally fix this problem, particularly if enough people threaten to cancel their CC subscriptions and go to Resolve. Unfortunately, Resolve is not a solution for me since quite often I hand of my SD cards to a producer and don't edit the footage myself. All my client use Premier.
When I contacted Canon Cinema Support, they said they provided the SDK to Adobe months ago and that it is "now in Adobe's hands".
I would assume the SDK is not public, but rather available to partners, at least for now.
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
How do you know Canon gave the SDK to Adobe ?
Cannot find the SDK online, doesn't seem public :/
I feel your pain. I sure wish Canon was a little more "hands on" regarding this issue. Sure, I get it, they gave the SDK over to Adobe and it's now in Adobe's hands...but it's in Canon's best interest to get this expedited. I, like everyone else here, likes the camera but is having "buyers remorse". Getting ready to sell my camera at this rate...I can't afford to abandon Adobe right now as I have to mush invested in it. That said, I am sure starting to miss Avid...might be time to go back.
Also, check the output of your XLR's...I had some noise issues with my Input 2....waiting for replacements. Hopefully mine was isolated and not an product line issue.
So far...big FAIL for Canon with this camera...the delay is causing just enough time for consumers to make other camera choices...At the very least, they could make some public statements to help keep us on board in the meantime.
Charles Ferran commented
We're getting ready to do a big shoot and rented 3 XF705's I'm now sad to say. Beautiful image but like everyone else we're not able to ***** any of it open.
I found a program that looks like it will do the job but I'm worried it won't be able to handle large amounts of 4K footage at a time. Has anyone used Scratch Play Pro? It's a tad shady looking for my taste...
I also wanted to confirm because I've gotten conflicting reports about Davinci Resolve, can it transcode these 4K files? I couldn't view the file when I loaded it in to the free version, does it have to be the paid version to even view them? I figured I'd be able to at least view them.
Adobe, you are disappointing us. I bought the XF705 and am shooting a once in lifetime documentary on a ship in the arctic. Still no way to edit native files. I can't spend the time transcoding this footage. Did I make a mistake with Canon, or subscribing to CC? I'll have to look at another edit system.
Yesterday Adobe updated Premiere to v13.1....unfortunately, still not working for me. Does not recognize MXF files. If I change the extension to MPG, I can import, but I still get random green flashes during playback.
So for me, still not working...is anyone else having better luck? And does anyone know if Adobe announced support in this latest version?
Paul Hughes commented
We need support for the XF-HEVC H.265 codec. If its not supported soon I may need to cancel my CC sub and switch to Resolve.
I've switched to Resolve Studio 15. Works like a charm. I'm done waiting for Adobe to get the codec implemented.