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.
Canon says they provided Adobe with the SDK for the codec, it's now in Adobe's hands. (like Adobe doesn't have the resources to make this happen quicker?)
Changing the extension did not work for me, it produces random green sections of video on playback.
For now, I check my CC account several times a day praying for an update to Premiere....
Just spent 4 hours online with Adobe to try and sort out this H265 codec issue with Canon Xf705 footage. No luck. I have the camera on loan from Canon and been working with them forover a week to find a solution. There is the old workaround of changing the file extension from .MXF to .MPG but that is laborious and doesn't fit into a professional workflow. Something else I've notices is that if you use anything other than Rec 709 on the XF705 you just get a nice red block of footage even when you change the file extension and transcode from there.
When I had called Canon recently, they did not express much concern. Although, I was speaking to a tech. You think seeing their product get bashed on sites like B&H over this would concern them.
Pretty lame, can't use any of the features I purchased the camera for. I should have stayed with my HDV! lol Oh yeah, and the servo zoom sucks!
Canon, Adobe...get your sh*t together!
WHEN WILL THIS BE UPDATED?? HOW DOES THIS TAKE OVER THREE (3) MONTHS TO UPDATE? HOW????
WE ALREADY MISSED SHOOTING WITH THIS CAMERA FOR 3-5 MAJOR EVENTS INCLUDING CES, HOW MANY MORE ARE WE GOING TO MISS BECAUSE YOU (ADOBE) CAN'T WRITE THE CODE TO ACCEPT THIS FORMAT WHEN DAVINCI RESOLVE COULD DO IT FROM DAY ONE?
PLEASE FIX IT. THIS IS A $7,000 GAME CHANGING CAMERA. WE WANT TO USE IT. WE SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS EVERY MONTH TO USE YOUR PRODUCTS ADOBE, THIS IS SUCH A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.
John Giannini commented
Canon recently let me test the new XF705. Have not been able to edit the footage, because Adobe has not yet come up with a plug-in for HEVC H.265. I will be pressing Canon to come up with their own plug-in, but this is something that Adobe should be doing. If no plug-in by NAB in April, I will seriously consider dropping my CC subscription. Not looking forward to learning DaVinci Resolve, but don't see the point in using CC if it doesn't keep up with developing technology .
Anyone else enjoying their $7000 paper weight? This is quite disappointing. The future of technology here and we cant do a D*MN thing with it. I can't even do the slow method of changing every file to a .mpg and then encoding it into another file. It now freaks out in encoding and does the green flashes in the newly encoded file. Oh and I'm running a $6500 mac pro with plenty of RAM/CPU/GPU and any other acronym you might want. Do us all a favor, Adobe, and do your job.
I have the same issue. Renaming the file extension to .MPG works to load the file into Media Encoder and to convert the file to ProRes, but... only in the BT.709 color space.
When you use the BT.2020 color space, only the audio is converted...
Adobe releases Premiere v13.0.3 the other day..still no XF HEVC support.
Adobe's lack of response is deafening. I thought he point of "Creative Cloud" was to keep subscribers up to date. Total fail on Adobe's part. Considering this...they could at least keep us updated as to when a possible solution will be available. (or provide a discount code for DaVinci Resolve!)
I can change the extension to "mpg" and import, but it does not play back properly and freezes my system. Like you guys, I have work sitting on my desk that I am unable to edit.
I agree, if Adobe is going to be this far behind on this, they should at least provide status updates and projections.
Day 74 without supporting this groundbreaking new Canon Flagship Camcorder. Please let us know when you can project to accept these files. I've already purchased DaVinci Resolve SOLELY to transcode the footage over to ProRes. An additional $300 that professionals have to shell out in order to use software we're paying monthly for.
Anthony Nalli commented
"No ETA" is absolutely NOT acceptable. Adobe should be on the forefront if they want to lead in the professional space. Instead, they fail to support a widely available format by Canon, an industry leader.
What's worse than merely being behind, is being unable to provide any assurance to invested clients that a resolution is imminent. We shouldn't be waiting at all but if we must it shouldn't be for long.
If I find a non-Adobe solution on my own then I'll be cancelling all of our subscriptions without penalty. If Adobe fails to provide the service I am paying for, then I don't need to pay for it!
trent happel commented
Sorry, we can't give an ETA, but Canon XF-HEVC (MXF) is on our radar and under investigation. I know that is not the answer you want to hear, but that is all I can say for now.
How much longer until this is supported? I've been using Adobe products for 20 years and have never seen a delay in accepting the format from a new camera like this. Please help your loyal customers, we have a $7,000 paperweight!!
Agreed! I have a $7000 video camera and can't do anything in Premiere Pro. I'm thinking about moving over to DaVince Resolve Studio (they already have it)