Canon XF605/XA50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 workflow

I’m glad you’ve become a Canon camcorder user. Canon raises the bar for creative video production with a new line of professional camcorders. The XA50 Professional Camcorder features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD), making the XA50 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more. The new Canon XF605 brought us more surprises. We can record 4K videos in H.265/H.264 MP4 Format and XF-AVC. Can we import and edit Canon XA50 and Canon XF605 4K videos in Premiere Pro smoothly?

Many people choose to record wonderful moments with a 4K camcorder for its great video presenting ability. How to edit 4K XF-AVC and MP4 files in Adobe Premiere Pro without any problem? If you’ve got a Canon camcorder, you may plan to get a software that could be better to transcode the 4K footage to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 compatible formatfor further editing on Windows or Mac.

Premiere Pro doesn’t suport Canon XF605/XA50 4K recordings importing?

Sometimes you will find import the MXF and MP4 video to Premiere Pro CC or CS6, and the video plays well, but there is no audio imported with the clip. Should the 4K contain an audio track, and Premiere Pro doesn’t recognizing it?  Yes, Premiere Pro CC/CS6 can’t get the original audio from Canon XF605 and Canon XA50 files. In addition, the Premiere Pro doesn’t support Canon XF605/XA50 recorded .mxf and .mp4 4K video files. Even if you can import video files, you can’t get the output video succeed. You will get an ERROR when Premiere Pro rendering the 4K footage. How to import Canon 4K videos to Premiere Pro for editing without any video or audio problem?

To handle the limitation of supporting Canon XF605/Canon XA50 file format for Premiere Pro CC/CS6, we need to use the professional transcoding software to transcode XF-AVC and H.265/HEVC videos to Premiere Pro compatible formats, like H.264 and MPEG-2 video.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice to do the conversion job. Once you convert Canon 4K videos to H.264 MOV/MPEG 2 MPG/WMV using Canon Video Converter,  the Premiere Pro will can read the converted Canon 4K videos. You can edit video and audio with Premiere Pro freely. Don’t worry about  losing quality by transcoding MPEG-4 AVC to H.264 MOV for Premiere Pro with this best 4K Video Converter, H.265 Video Converter, and XF-AVC Converter. We compared the original file with the converted files, the comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference.

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How to transcode Canon XF605/XA50 videos for Premiere Pro CC/CS6?

Step 1: Add 4K video into Canon Video Converter
Install and run the best 4K Video Converter, and then click “Add files” button to load Canon XF605 or Canon XA50 4K footage to the top XF-AVC/H.265 to Premiere Pro converter.

Canon XA50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 workflow

Step 2: Choose output format
Acrok software offers optimized formats preset for Adobe Premiere Pro. For transcoding Canon 4K videos to H.264 MOV, please click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”. You can edit H.264 MOV video files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6 without rendering. As you see, you can choose WMV and MPG as output format here too.

Convert Canon XA50 4K videos to Premiere Pro supported format

Tip: You can click “Settings” to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. For example, if you want to get a 1080P footage, you can input 1920*1080 into video size column. For getting 4K output files, please select “Original” in resolution column.

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Step 3: Converting Canon XF605/XA50 videos
Click “Convert” button to start Canon XA50 4K footage to Premiere Pro supported format conversion.

After Canon XF605/XA50 4K videos to Premiere Pro editable dormat conversion you can click “Open” button to locate converted files for importing into Premiere Pro CC/CS6. Now, you can edit Canon 4K XF-AVC and MP4 in Premiere Pro smoothly.