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EGS
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Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Canon XF100 - Canon XF Utility - Sony Vegas?

Is it possible to edit Canon XF100 .MFX files using Sony Vegas (Movie Studio HD Platinum 10)?  Will the .MFX files first need to be converted to some other format, or can Sony Vegas edit without conversion?  If a conversion is needed, does Canon's XF Utility software convert the .MFX files to a suitable format?  Is it possible to simply change the .MFX file name extension to .mpg and then import into Vegas?  I am considering getting a Canon XF100, but cannot find a clear answer to this question re XF100 and Sony Vegas MS 10.  Thank you !!!

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Richard
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Re: Canon XF100 - Canon XF Utility - Sony Vegas?

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Hi EGS,

For information regarding compatibility of Sony Vegas with files from the XF100, please contact Sony directly.   While I think it will work without difficulty, you'll want to contact them or check their forums to be sure.

 

They should be able to let you know if that program will handle files from the XF100 and which, if any, plugins you'll need.

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lisa198754
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Registered: ‎12-14-2012

Re: Canon XF100 - Canon XF Utility - Sony Vegas?

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Dear EGS.

 

I'm very glad to help you. The Sony MXF camcorders recorded files uses XDCAM HD 422 codec while Canon adopts the XF codec. They are competitors. After testing, The Sony Vegas doesn't supports Panasonic P2 and Canon XF footages well.

 

Canon XF Utility is a good plugin, but it is not omnipotent. It only can help you transfer many videos to the Movie Editing Softwares from companies they collaborate with.

 

If you do a lot of research and find many related information, you may find a useful plugin or way to help you smoothly import Canon XF100 MXF recordins to Vegas.

 

But I only know the way- converting Canon XF100 MXF to Vegas' native format. I find it from Googling. You can see the bellow link to lear more.

 

http://www.editavchdmac.com/merg-econvert-canon-xf100-video-files-to-sony-vegas-pro/

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kayla
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Registered: ‎07-19-2013

Re: Canon XF100 - Canon XF Utility - Sony Vegas?

To edit Canon XF100 MXF in Sony Vegas, Aunsoft TransMXF is a good choice. It could easily and quickly convert  MXF/P2 MXF files intoMPEG-2 for importing into Sony Vegas. The converted videos are in high quality and perfect video/audio sync.

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MrHytech
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Registered: ‎12-01-2013

Re: Canon XF100 - Canon XF Utility - Sony Vegas?

I just bought the Canon XF100, and am now finding vague and conflicting info on the MXF file compatibility issue.  Lots of "passing the buck" going on.  The camera is AWESOME, and I will just keep digging for a reasonable solution to the editing software issue.  Video and photography are big hobbies of mine - that's "hobby", not "profession", so I can't justify spending more big bucks just to draw files out of the camera.  I've been using Adobe Premiere Elements 3, 8 and now 10.  The 10 does a great job with 1080 HD when using my GoPro Hero files and stills from my D60 DSLR.  No problems at all - until I ran into the MXF file roadblock.   Expensive cameras generally require expensive software - I get that.  But I got trapped by Canon's "MPEG-2" description in the specs, along with all the hype about maximum compatibility with Adobe and others.  MPEG-2 works just fine with Adobe Premiere Elements 10 by the way, You just can't get it out of the camera.  MXF - that's it.  I'm an engineer, and probably should have spotted the conflict, but I feel that the issue should be clearer in the specs.  Fool me once...  I will NOT return the camera - it is too nice.  I also will not spend hundred$ more to be able to edit.  If I have to use a file conversion utility for now and sacrifice a little picture quality, I will do that.  In the mean time, I sure hope that somebody fixes this.  The camera came with a "free" version of Sony Vegas editing software, which will see the files.  I need to play with that, but look into a good, cheap MXF to (other) file converter.  I will keep everyone posted on my progress...  I know I'm not alone.

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