Please confirm: the New Sequence - Preset, should be: Canon XF MPEG2 1080p30 (24 or 25). There is also a choice in available presets for Digital SLR, 1080p, DSLR 1080p @29.97 or DSLR 1080p30.
Just drag some footage in the project panel to the New Item icon at the bottom of the project panel and a new sequence will be created automatically with the correct sequence settings.
See picture in 2nd post for NEW ITEM pointer
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