12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2011 3:26 PM by IVG RSS

    Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)

    IVG

      I need some help. I recorded important video under highest setting on XLH1 camera: 60i (fps), HD (16:9) and HDV setting on Focus Enhancements hard drive and in MXF format. Recording under DV format on FS-CF pro shows no problem but the HDV format does not. I get the message "file has unsupported compression type"

       

      I can play the clip form hard drive but it is a preview (no sound).

       

      Can somebody please help me recover these files? Thanks

        • 1. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
          J. Simon Community Member

          Chances are the MXF file is using a codec that you don't have installed.

           

          Find out what that is, and install it.

          • 2. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
            IVG Community Member

            all the other MXFs recorded under a different setting do work on the import. Unfortunately, I want to recover the already recorded video. Anybody know how to recode or re-record using the XLH1. Thanks

            • 3. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
              Colin Brougham Community Member

              Premiere Pro doesn't support HDV in an MXF container (at least, not that I'm aware of). Installing a codec won't really work. Do you have a short sample of a clip that you could share somewhere? Even a few seconds would be enough to diagnose and figure out a workaround.

              • 5. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                IVG Community Member

                Thank you for the answer, Colin. Unfortunately, I do not have a way to get a clip. I cannot play it on my computer at all. Is there another software out there that will read the HDV recorded MXF or this a universal phenomenon? Thanks

                • 6. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                  Colin Brougham Community Member

                  What do you mean you can't get a clip? Don't you have them on your hard drive? I want one of the MXF files as-is; I'm pretty sure I can make it work, but I can't give you any specific instructions without trying it myself. I'm Googling for such a clip right now...

                   

                  If you have one that's 100MB or so, send me a PM and I'll give you an FTP upload.

                  • 7. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                    Colin Brougham Community Member

                    Standby... think I found something...

                     

                    Can you grab MediaInfo and use it to analyze a clip? Use Text view mode and then copy and paste the results here.

                    • 8. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                      IVG Community Member

                      General

                      Complete name                            : /Volumes/Macintosh HD 2/20110610-190147-01/20110715-170648G01.mxf

                      Format                                   : MXF

                      Format profile                           : OP-Atom

                      File size                                : 211 MiB

                      Duration                                 : 119h 59mn

                      Overall bit rate                         : 4 088 bps

                      Encoded date                             : 2011-07-15 21:06:48.000

                      Writing application                      : Avid Technology, Inc. Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.4 5.6.0.0.316

                      Writing library                          : Avid Technology, Inc. Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.4 5.6.0.0.316

                       

                      Video

                      ID                                       : 1

                      Format_Settings_Wrapping                 : Clip

                      Duration                                 : 119h 59mn

                      Bit rate                                 : 4 084 bps

                      Width                                    : 1 920 pixels

                      Height                                   : 1 080 pixels

                      Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

                      Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

                      Color space                              : YUV

                      Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:2

                      Bit depth                                : 8 bits

                      Scan type                                : Interlaced

                      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.000

                      Stream size                              : 210 MiB (100%)

                      Title                                    : V1

                      • 9. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                        IVG Community Member

                        yes, the files are big about 150mb each and have about 16 or so files

                        • 10. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                          Colin Brougham Community Member

                          Need to see audio...

                           

                          (Hmm... on a Mac... I'll see what I can do.)

                          • 11. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                            IVG Community Member

                            The audio imports fine since they are in their own file + I recorded in 2 and 4 channels. I will paste the audio txt. Thank you for your help

                            • 12. Re: Error importing mxf from FS-CF Pro (Canon XL-H1)
                              IVG Community Member

                              General

                              Complete name                            : /Volumes/Macintosh HD 2/20110610-190147-01/20110713-070428l01.mxf

                              Format                                   : MXF

                              Format profile                           : OP-Atom

                              File size                                : 857 KiB

                              Duration                                 : 119h 59mn

                              Overall bit rate                         : 16 bps

                              Encoded date                             : 2011-07-13 11:04:30.000

                              Writing application                      : Avid Technology, Inc. Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.4 5.6.0.0.316

                              Writing library                          : Avid Technology, Inc. Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.4 5.6.0.0.316

                               

                              Audio

                              ID                                       : 1

                              Format                                   : PCM

                              Format settings, Endianness              : Little

                              Format_Settings_Wrapping                 : Clip

                              Duration                                 : 119h 59mn

                              Bit rate mode                            : Constant

                              Bit rate                                 : 768 Kbps

                              Channel(s)                               : 1 channel

                              Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz

                              Bit depth                                : 16 bits

                              Stream size                              : 38.6 GiB

                              Title                                    : A1