I rented a Canon XF300 for a live event shoot yesterday, and now I am trying to get the footage into an editable form. The two hour event was broken up into numerous .mxf files (The container file that the Canon XF300). My main concern is how to merge those separate files into one large 1.5 hour file, to make the editing process smoother. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am using the CS suite for this job, but I also have FCP7 on my system, in case the workflow involves that software...
Thanks in advance!
I'm faced with a similar problem as the OP. I can't find a way to join 2 or 3 clips together so a sequence can be edited as one. I'm on PP 5.0.3.
Apparently (and I can't confirm this) for Panasonic P2 files, Premiere works out which clips are supposed to be contiguous (using the metadata) and joins or merges them in some way.
This does not appear to be the case for Canon XF300/305 MXF clips.
Has anyone come across a workflow for joining or merging MXF clips for use in PP 5/5.5?
Canon XF spanning and metadata support was added in CS5.5, so yes--it's not automatic in CS5.
You could import the clips, drop them in a sequence end to end, in order, and use that as a clip; it's called "nesting."
Did you check in the Canon-supplied software if it can merge the clips into one file?
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