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MXF file Format

Jul 29, 2012 7:48 AM

Hello,

 

Does PE 10 support the MXF file format used with the Canon XF 100?

 

Thanks Stan

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/733533-REG/Canon_4888B001_XF100_ HD_Professional_Camcorder.html

 
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:29 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Stan,

     

    As of PrE 10, there is no native support for MXF files, but Premiere Pro has had that for several versions now. I do not know if it will be added to PrE 11, due out in a few months (usually late Sept thru late Nov).

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:49 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Stan,

     

    I am not current on the latest crop of cameras, but would think that a good Canon (or similar brand), with AVCHD would be a smooth fit. Many, who originally resisted AVCHD, are now singing its praises, claiming that it is far superior to HDV (miniDV tape, but HD). Do not know which of the newer Canons would have the features that you are looking for.

     

    I feel certain that others will know much more about the current crop of video cameras, and can give you some useful suggestions.

     

    Also, it might pay to hold off just a bit, to see if PrE 11 does add MXF support. Sometimes, features trickle down from PrPro to PrE (and sometimes they actually trickle up, like AVCHD support, which PrE had two versions before PrPro got it). However, Adobe targets different demographics with those two programs, so some features never get into the other program.

     

    Good luck, and maybe Neale, John T, Steve and others, will have camera recs. for you.

     

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    Jul 29, 2012 8:50 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    If you are looking at a $3000 pro camera, you should be looking at Premiere Pro for editing, not a less than $100 consumer program

     

    Take a look at the Canon Vixia HFS200 camera for "about" 1/3 the cost of what you linked

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:07 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    There will be a learning curve, but not THAT great. The first aspect would be the terminology, which differs a bit between PrE and PrPro. Next, things that are done in at least semi-automatic mode in PrE, are now done by hand, but with so very much more control. Last, you will possess powers in PrPro, that you never knew in PrE, and learning about those new features and functions will take a bit. Adobe has myriad tutorials on PrPro (especially as there were a ton of changes just with CS 6), so you have the training right at your fingertips. After you sort of "reset" your brain a bit, and then pick up on the new featues and terminology, it will be clean-sailing for you, and you will likely never look back. Yeah, you might miss a feature, or two, but that extra power is intoxicating.

     

    Good luck, and spend a day with the linked articles and tutorials in the PrPro FAQ sub-forum. Todd Kopriva and his "gang," have created a bazillion articles and tutorials, and rather take one from first day, through seasoned pro, in their material. Even if you do no make the switch, you will learn a lot, and should get a lot of enjoyment at the same time.

     

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    Jul 29, 2012 9:17 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Also Google for information and reviews on the Canon HFS200... if that camera will do what you want, you could get PElements 10 (or 11 if it does come out before this year's holiday buying season) and not have to learn a completely different program

     

    But... for a business decision... going to PPro and the professional camera may be a better choice

     
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